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  • Evening tunnel closures in Birmingham City Centre

    Posted On 27 Mar 2015 by Sutton BID

    Posted In Transport, News

    Tagged Road Closures

    Birmingham City Council is warning motorists who travel in and around Birmingham overnight to be aware of evening tunnels closures which will see the A38 St Chad’s and Queensway tunnels closed from 10pm until 6am from Wednesday 1st April until Friday 8th May 2015.

    The night time closures are being scheduled to carry out a number of combined activities including remedial works to collision damage, cleaning of the walls and signage, and to allow parties involved in the Paradise Circus works to enter the tunnels to carry out structural inspections and testing activities related to the development.

    During the closures, routine maintenance works that would otherwise be done later in the year will also be completed.

    The works, coordinated by Amey, the company working in partnership with Birmingham City Council to manage and maintain the city’s highways, are expected to minimise the need for future maintenance closures at what is already a busy time for the city in terms of development projects.  

    Traffic management plans have been coordinated with the current works on Paradise Circus and the M6 Junction 6, with additional measures, including later start times on some evenings, in place to assist traffic flow from events in the city centre, NIA and ICC.

    There will also be a break in the closures on the evening of Saturday 2nd May to allow for preparations for the Great Birmingham 10k Run.

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