Motorists facing a year of raodworks on the M6 at Birmingham


The Birmingham Post yesterday reported that motorists are facing a year of misery as work gets under way on a £150 million improvement scheme on the M6 through Birmingham.
A 50mph speed limit, which is already causing lengthy tailbacks at busy times, is expected to be in place on both southbound and northbound carriageways of the five-mile stretch between Junction 5 at Castle Bromwich and Junction 4 at Coleshill until December 2009.
Speed cameras will be used to enforce the restrictions while the Highways Agency carries out work to turn the hard shoulder into an additional lane and installs equipment in overhead gantries for a variable speed limit system. Motorists can avoid this section of motorway by taking the M6toll which runs from junction 3A to junction 11A of the M6.
Birmingham Post article