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Highways England finish repair work on Spaghetti Junction ahead of schedule

News   •   Nov 04, 2016 04:34 GMT

Highways England to lift road closures on Spaghetti Juncton and A38(M) in Birmingham after completing works a month early.

Vital work on Spaghetti Junction and A38(M) in Birmingham has been completed a month ahead of schedule, after Highways England worked around the clock to complete to scheme.

The work involved repairing damaged concrete caused by water seeping into the structure. As part of the scheme, new waterproofing material has been installed, designed to protect the structure for the next 20 years.

Project Manager Jessica Kenny from Highways England said: “We’re delighted to be able to complete the scheme more than a month ahead of schedule and to give motorists a festive boost ahead of late night shopping in the coming weeks. We’re grateful for motorists bearing with us as we completed this essential maintenance work and we understand the frustration that can come from roadworks.

“However, by completing the work now, we have been able to fully repair this section of the carriageway and reduce the duration of work and more importantly the risk of emergency repairs during the colder and wetter winter months. Safety is our number one priority and these repairs were vital in helping us to protect this iconic structure for years to come.”

Due to Highways England completing the work ahead of schedule, motorists are now benefitting from smoother journeys following the installation of new tarmac as part of the scheme.

Both day and night closures will be lifted on all associated roads in stages starting from tonight (Tuesday). This includes the Aston Expressway (tidal flow lane), Park Circus and Salford Circus with all roadworks removed by Thursday.

Highways England worked closely with Birmingham City Council to plan the roadworks to minimise disruption throughout the programme.

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