M54 motorway bridges repair work begins near Telford

Image caption The three bridges are around junction six of the M54

Drivers who use the M54 in Shropshire are facing about 10 months of lane closures and diversions while three motorway bridges are repaired.

The Highways Agency is refurbishing the Dawley Road, Ketley East, and Ketley West bridges, near Telford.

Project manager Colin Jackson said the majority of the work would be carried out "during daylight hours" and would take about 40 weeks.

"It will reduce the need for future maintenance on these bridges," he said.

The A5223 Ketley East bridge will be closed for around eight weeks from Monday while the A5223 Ketley West will be shut for up to a month.

The Dawley Road bridge in Arleston will be closed for 12 weeks, although no date for that has yet been announced.

Motorists will be diverted along the A5223, Holyhead Road, Watling Street and Bennetts Bank B5061.

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