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Spaghetti Junction 'work likely to take longer'

Repairs to Birmingham's Spaghetti Junction is to be finished in spring 2016, it has been revealed.

Work to replace waterproofing on the M6 Gravelly Hill Interchange began in January and was scheduled to finish in July, but is likely to take at least twice as long as forecast.

The Highways Agency found erosion, including on rods supporting concrete, which requires additional work.

Spaghetti Junction opened in May 1972 and officials at the agency admit in the early 1970s work was not always done to highest of standards.

BBC Midlands Today's transport correspondent Peter Plisner reports.

  • 10 Mar 2015
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