Commuters face Birmingham A38 major tunnel closures
22 July 2013 Last updated at 16:48 BST
BBC News followed a commuter travelling across Birmingham on the first full working day after the city's A38 tunnels were closed for six weeks of repairs.
Driving from Bedworth in Warwickshire to Edgbaston in Birmingham, Rob Knowles left 30 minutes extra to make his 25-mile commute on Monday.
The St Chad's and Queensway tunnels shut on Friday night leaving drivers to use alternative routes into the city.
Mr Knowles said he had feared delays as the number of routes to get across the city were reduced, but in the event the traffic level was "not much worse than normal rush hour".