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Overnight closures start Friday at 10pm

Press Release   •   Jun 20, 2013 15:07 BST

Overnight closures of the A38 St Chad’s and Queensway tunnels through Birmingham begin this week as preparation works take place ahead of the six week complete closures.

From Friday (21st June), the tunnels will be closed from 10pm until 6am every day until the 24 hour-a-day closures commence at 10pm on Friday 19th July.

The closures are taking place so essential refurbishment work on the 40-year-old tunnels can be carried out. The refurbishment will involve structural modifications, upgrading fire protection, and improving the lighting and general appearance. 

Amey, working in partnership with Birmingham City Council, has been liaising with Birmingham residents, businesses and visitors to advise them on public transport options and suggested routes during the closures.

This week, representatives from Amey, Birmingham City Council’s Smarter Choices team, Centro and National Express held a public information event in Victoria Square and further events are planned in the city over the coming weeks.

Councillor Tahir Ali, Cabinet Member for Development, Jobs and Skills, said: “We are advising people to think now about their travel choices ahead of the upcoming tunnels closures.

“These overnight works are the start of the essential refurbishment of a vital part of our road network and should focus everyone’s mind on planning ahead.”