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Planned roadworks in the West Midlands: Monday 14 July to Sunday 20 July 2014

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: July 11, 2014

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 10July but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All the improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

M6 junction 5 Castle Bromwich, West Midlands: Drainage works

The northbound exit slip road will be closed from 10pm on 17 July to 5.30am on 18 July. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

M6 junction 6 Gravelly Hill interchange, West Midlands: Carriageway works

The northbound exit slip road will be closed from 9.30pm on 19 July to 5.30am on 20 July. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

M6 junction 6 Gravelly Hill interchange, West Midlands: Carriageway works

The carriageway will be closed between the slip roads at junction 6 from 10pm on 18 July to 8am on 19 July. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

M42 junction 4 Shirley to junction 6 NEC/Birmingham Airport, West Midlands: Resurfacing works

The northbound carriageway will be closed from 1 July to 23 October between 8pm and 6am. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

M42 junction 6 NEC/Birmingham Airport, West Midlands: Resurfacing works

The southbound entry slip road will be closed from 14 July to 31 July between 9pm and 6am. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

M6 junction 10a Walsall to junction 13 Acton Trussell, Staffordshire: Gantry works

The carriageway will be closed in both directions from 13 July to 14 July and 18 July to 20 July, between 10pm and 8am. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

M6 junction 13 Acton Trussell, Staffordshire: Carriageway works

The southbound entry slip road will be closed from 10pm on 13 July to 6am on 14 July. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

A5, B5009 Queens Head Junction, Shropshire: Bridge works

The carriageway will be closed in both directions from 14 July to 16 July between 8pm and 6am. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

A5 Emstry Island, Staffordshire: Carriageway works

The eastbound carriageway will be closed from 14 July to 25 July between 7:30pm and 7am. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

A5 Wall island, Staffordshire: Bridge works

The northbound carriageway will be closed from 14 July to 31 July between 8pm and 6am. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

A38M/M6 junction 6 Gravelly Hill interchange, West Midlands: Carriageway works

The link roads into city will be closed from 14 July to 18 July and the link roads into and out of city will be closed 14 July to 21 July between 10pm and 5:30am. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

A49 Callow Hill to Redhill, Herefordshire: Roadmarking works

The carriageway will be closed from 15 July to 17 July between 8pm and 6am. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

The Highways Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Transport. We manage, maintain and improve England’s motorways and other strategic roads on behalf of the Secretary of State

Maintenance and improvement projects:We plan maintenance and improvement projects carefully to allow road works to be completed safely, in a cost effective way while keeping disruption to road users to a minimum. We do as much work as possible overnight and when roads are less busy in order to keep more lanes open for road users at peak travel times. Drivers are advised to check their route for road works and allow extra time for their journeys where needed. We have a variety of journey planning tools that road users can use to check travel conditions on the roads we manage, and we will do all we can to keep road users informed.

Safety at road works: The Highways Agency is working with the industry and road users to reduce the risks of working on the roads. For the safety of road workers and all road users, when you are approaching roadworks:

- Keep within the speed limit – it is there for your safety.

- Get into the correct lane in good time – don’t keep switching.

- Concentrate on the road ahead, not the roadworks.

- Be alert for works’ traffic leaving or entering roadworks.

- Keep a safe distance – there could be queues in front.

- Observe all signs – they are there to help you.

- And be alert for road workers, the roads are their workplace.

Real-time traffic information for England’s motorways and other strategic roads is available:

From the web at www.highways.gov.uk/traffic or from a phone or mobile device at m.highways.gov.uk

By phone from the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000 at any time. (Calls to 03 numbers are charged at no more than a national call to an 01 or 02 number and are included in all discount schemes and call allowances. This applies to all landlines, mobiles and payphones. Call costs will vary depending on your landline or mobile supplier.) Make sure it’s safe and legal before you call. Before using any mobile, find a safe place to park. Never stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway except in an emergency.

On an iPhone app which will automatically select the region you are in. Free to download from the iTunes store or search for Highways Agency on your device

From Twitter – there are eight feeds with live traffic information provided by region. For information on roads in the West Midlands follow us at @HAtraffic_wmidsor for the full index visit www.highways.gov.uk/twitter.

Issued by Regional News Network Midlands on behalf of the Highways Agency.

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