Work set to start on busy M5 junction next week

First published in News

WORK to improve a busy junction on the M5 near Birmingham starts next week.

The £11million scheme will involve widening the roundabout at junction 4 – Lydiate Ash – and improving both exit slip roads and will require changes to the road layout and temporary speed limits.

Two existing bridges across the M5 will be widened as part of the scheme, which starts next Friday, July 11 and will take until Spring next year to complete.

The M5 will be reduced to three narrow lanes where it approaches junction 4 and two lanes through the junction. At various points there will be speed limits of 50mph and 40mph.

The roundabout will remain fully open to traffic between 6am and 7.30pm each day for most of the work.

Some night closures of the M5 through the junction will be required.

The work is being carried out as part of the government’s £317 million pinch point programme, which aims to boost local economies by reducing congestion and delays at key locations.

Visit www.highways.gov.uk for more information.

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7:31pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Bonzodog says...

Couldn't they have finished the central reservation works first before inflicting even more delays and misery upon drivers?
Couldn't they have finished the central reservation works first before inflicting even more delays and misery upon drivers? Bonzodog
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7:40pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Perfman says...

Bonzodog wrote:
Couldn't they have finished the central reservation works first before inflicting even more delays and misery upon drivers?
Sometimes the lack of joined up thinking is fun to behold
[quote][p][bold]Bonzodog[/bold] wrote: Couldn't they have finished the central reservation works first before inflicting even more delays and misery upon drivers?[/p][/quote]Sometimes the lack of joined up thinking is fun to behold Perfman
  • Score: 9

9:54pm Thu 3 Jul 14

PaulMeUnder says...

Awesome!!
Awesome!! PaulMeUnder
  • Score: 3

8:44am Fri 4 Jul 14

Karl Hunderson says...

Bonzodog wrote:
Couldn't they have finished the central reservation works first before inflicting even more delays and misery upon drivers?
and if they had, someone would have said "why didn't they do this while they were doing the central reservation works instead of inflicting even more delays and misery upon drivers? The lack of joined up thinking is fun to behold."
[quote][p][bold]Bonzodog[/bold] wrote: Couldn't they have finished the central reservation works first before inflicting even more delays and misery upon drivers?[/p][/quote]and if they had, someone would have said "why didn't they do this while they were doing the central reservation works instead of inflicting even more delays and misery upon drivers? The lack of joined up thinking is fun to behold." Karl Hunderson
  • Score: 3

12:26pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Perfman says...

Karl Hunderson wrote:
Bonzodog wrote:
Couldn't they have finished the central reservation works first before inflicting even more delays and misery upon drivers?
and if they had, someone would have said "why didn't they do this while they were doing the central reservation works instead of inflicting even more delays and misery upon drivers? The lack of joined up thinking is fun to behold."
And the lack of common sense as well!
[quote][p][bold]Karl Hunderson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bonzodog[/bold] wrote: Couldn't they have finished the central reservation works first before inflicting even more delays and misery upon drivers?[/p][/quote]and if they had, someone would have said "why didn't they do this while they were doing the central reservation works instead of inflicting even more delays and misery upon drivers? The lack of joined up thinking is fun to behold."[/p][/quote]And the lack of common sense as well! Perfman
  • Score: 0

3:53pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Redhillman says...

Perfman wrote:
Bonzodog wrote:
Couldn't they have finished the central reservation works first before inflicting even more delays and misery upon drivers?
Sometimes the lack of joined up thinking is fun to behold
Well, this is Worcestershire's highways department after all.......
[quote][p][bold]Perfman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bonzodog[/bold] wrote: Couldn't they have finished the central reservation works first before inflicting even more delays and misery upon drivers?[/p][/quote]Sometimes the lack of joined up thinking is fun to behold[/p][/quote]Well, this is Worcestershire's highways department after all....... Redhillman
  • Score: 0

6:00pm Fri 4 Jul 14

worcestersfinest says...

Brilliant, will look forward to the already horrific M5 traffic getting worse!!!
Brilliant, will look forward to the already horrific M5 traffic getting worse!!! worcestersfinest
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9:32pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Brummagem Bertie says...

Redhillman wrote:
Perfman wrote:
Bonzodog wrote:
Couldn't they have finished the central reservation works first before inflicting even more delays and misery upon drivers?
Sometimes the lack of joined up thinking is fun to behold
Well, this is Worcestershire's highways department after all.......
I know that you and others never need an excuse to have a pop at the County Council Highways Department, even to the point of ignoring such minor inconveniences as facts, but the work is nothing to do with Worcestershire. It is all being done by the Highways Agency.
[quote][p][bold]Redhillman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Perfman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bonzodog[/bold] wrote: Couldn't they have finished the central reservation works first before inflicting even more delays and misery upon drivers?[/p][/quote]Sometimes the lack of joined up thinking is fun to behold[/p][/quote]Well, this is Worcestershire's highways department after all.......[/p][/quote]I know that you and others never need an excuse to have a pop at the County Council Highways Department, even to the point of ignoring such minor inconveniences as facts, but the work is nothing to do with Worcestershire. It is all being done by the Highways Agency. Brummagem Bertie
  • Score: 0

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