M54 in Telford to be closed overnight for five months

Part of the M54 motorway in Shropshire is to be closed overnight for the next five months for maintenance work.

The £10.8m scheme in Telford will see improvements to safety features and drainage and make the road surface quieter, the Highways Agency said.

The westbound carriageway between junctions 3 and 5 will be closed overnight from Friday until late April.

It will be open during peak times but traffic will be limited to one lane during off-peak times and weekends.

Highways Agency project manager Purnima Kaul said: "We are replacing the central reservation barrier and improving the drainage.

"This will help keep drivers safe, whilst the drainage improvements will reduce spray from the road surface."

He said about six miles of the road will be affected, mainly on the westbound carriageway.

Diversions will be in place while the work takes place.

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