Birmingham & Black Country

M6 closed overnight outside Birmingham for improvement work

Sections of the M6 and M5 are due to be closed overnight this weekend as part of Highways Agency plans to ease congestion around Birmingham.

The M6 southbound carriageway will be closed between junctions 10 and seven on Friday, along with the M5 northbound link with the M6 at junction eight.

On Saturday the M6 southbound will be closed between junctions seven and six, again along with the M5 link.

The Highways Agency said the work was part of the "managed motorway" scheme.

The organisation said the £126m project was designed to ease congestion by introducing variable speed limits and allowing traffic to use the hard shoulder at peak times.

They said full overnight closures between 22:00 and 08:00 GMT would "provide the safest environment for carrying out the works" and that clearly signed diversions would be in place.

Further closures are due to take place on the northbound carriageway of the M6 between junctions six and seven on 27 and 28 April.

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