Press release

Planned road works in West Midlands: Weekly summary

This news article was withdrawn on 2 January 2015

This press release is no longer current.

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 4 December 2014 but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

M6 junction 2 Ansty to junction 4 Coleshill: Carriageway works

The carriageway will be closed in both directions from 8 December to 12 December between 8pm and 6am. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

M6 junction 4 Coleshill to junction 3 Coventry: Carriageway works

The carriageway will be closed in both directions from 8 December to 20 December between 8pm and 6am (not on 14 & only lane closures on 17). A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

M5 junction 4 Lydiate Ash to junction 4a Catshill, Worcestershire: Bridge Joint renewals

The carriageway will be closed in southbound from 10pm on 8 December to 5am on 9 December. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.
M5 junction 9 Gloucestershire: Bridge Joint renewals

The exit slip roads at junction 9 will be closed in both directions from 8 December to 10 December between 8pm and 6am. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

M6 junction 10 Walsall to junction 8: Carriageway works

The carriageway will be closed southbound from 24 November to 19 January 2015 between 9pm and 6am. (Apart from 9 December when it will only be closed at junction 8). A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

M6 junction 12 Gailey to junction 10a Essington: Gantry erections

The carriageway will be closed southbound from 9 December to 11 December between 9:30pm and 6am. (Apart from 9 December when it will only be closed from Junction 8) A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

M6 junction 12 Gailey to junction 13 Stone: Sign installations

The carriageway will be closed northbound from 10 December to 13 December between 9:30pm and 6am. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

M42 junction 10 Tamworth: Carriageway works

The entry slip road southbound will be closed from 8.30pm on 8 December to 5.30am on 9 December. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

M42 junction 3 Portway to junction 4 Shirley: Carriageway works

The M42 northbound link at junction 3a will be closed from 10 December to 12 December between 8pm and 5am. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

M50 junction 1 to junction 2 Worcestershire: Carriageway works

The carriageway will be closed in both directions from 8 December to 13 December between 8pm and 6am. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

M54 junction 3 to junction 2 Staffordshire: Carriageway works

The eastbound carriageway will be closed from 8pm on 14 December to 6am on 15 December. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

M54 junction 3 to junction 5 Shropshire: Carriageway works

The westbound carriageway will be closed until 23 December between 9pm and 6am. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

A5 / A483 Mile End island, Oswestry, Shropshire: Carriageway works

There will be various full closures on approaches to Mile End (A5 / A483) from 29 September to 23 December 2014 between 7pm and 6am. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

A5 Preston Boats to Emstrey Island, Shropshire: Carriageway works

The westbound carriageway will be closed from 5 December to 31 January 2015 between 7.30pm and 7am. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

A5 Emstrey Island to Preston Boats, Shropshire: Carriageway works

The eastbound carriageway will be closed from 5 December to 31 January 2015 between 7.30pm and 7am. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

A5 Preston Boats to M54 junction 7, Shropshire: Carriageway works

The eastbound carriageway will be closed from 5 December to 31 January 2015 between 8pm and 6:15am. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

A5 M54 junction 7 to Preston Boats, Shropshire: Carriageway works

The westbound carriageway will be closed from 5 December to 31 January 2015 between 8pm and 6:15am. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

A5 Churchbridge Island, Cannock, Staffordshire: Carriageway works

The M6 Toll and Great Wyrley islands will be closed from 8 to 14 December between 8pm and 5:30am. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

A46 Hinton Cross to Ashton under Hill, Worcestershire: Carriageway works

The carriageway will be closed in both directions until 23 December between 9pm and 6am. A diversion route will be clearly signposted. ####A45/A46 Tollbar End major project, Coventry

Generally, over the period of the scheme, temporary speed limits will be in place monitored by average-speed cameras. There is now a 40mph limit on the A45 Stonebridge Highway, A46 Coventry Eastern Bypass, A45 London Road and Tollbar Roundabout. Drivers are advised to follow any diversions and not to use their Satellite Navigation Systems.

Planned traffic management for the week from Saturday 6 December (All lane and road closures during off-peak hours, 9:30am to 3.30pm and 8pm to 6am).

*Saturday 6 December – No additional traffic management *Sunday 7 December – No additional traffic management *Monday 8 December - A46 on-slip northbound off peak lane closure *Tuesday 9 December - A46 on-slip northbound off peak lane closure *Wednesday 10 December - A46 on-slip northbound off peak lane closure; Siskin Drive lane closure *Thursday 11 December - A46 on-slip northbound off peak lane closure; Siskin Drive lane closure *Friday 12 December - A46 on-slip northbound off peak lane closure; Siskin Drive lane closure

Until December 2014, the following 24-hour traffic management will be in place:

*narrow lanes will be in place on A45 Stonebridge Highway, westbound (Tollbar to Stivichall) *traffic management will be in place on Tollbar roundabout *Stonehouse Lane access to A45 Stonebridge Highway will be closed *lane 3 closure will be in place on A45 London Road, westbound *narrow lanes will be in place on A46 Coventry eastern bypass, northbound *various lane closures around Tollbar End roundabout *Rowley Road will have various lane closures *Siskin Drive will have various lane closures *London Road B4110 will have various lane closures

A49 Bromfield to Onibury, Shropshire: Carriageway works

The carriageway will be closed in both directions until 23 December 2014 between 8pm and 6am. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

A50 Meir Tunnel, Stoke: Upgrade works

The carriageway will be closed in both directions, from 8pm on 10 December to 5.30am on 11 December. The diversion route will be up and over Meir island.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

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