MORE motorway misery is coming to commuters on the M5 as work continues.

To allow the work to be completed, the following traffic measures will be put in place: Narrow Lanes on the roundabout and all approaches, a 50mph speed limit in place reducing down to 30mph, a barrier in place on the M5 and A4440 and A449 approaches, a free recovery service in place on both the Highways England and Worcestershire County Council network, daytime off-peak lane closures, nighttime off-peak full closures and lane closures.

This week will see narrow lanes in place all day with lane closures on the southbound exit sliproad from 8pm until 6am. The northbound exit sliproad will have lane closures at the same time, along with the northbound entry sliproad.

Lane closures will be in place on the A449 between 8pm and 6am with the A4538 northbound being fully closed with diversions in place. The A4538 southbound will see lane closures while the A4440 will be fully closed with diversions in place.

The work on the M5 Junction 6, designed to improve the capacity and access to and from Junction 6 of the M5. Work started in April 2018 and was supposed to be finished in autumn 2019, however the work is currently behind schedule.

A Highways England spokesman said: “Unfortunately, we encountered unforeseen challenges due to poor ground conditions and additional groundwater, which has delayed our progress. We still have work to do in other areas and we will be removing the remainder of the roadworks in phases over the next few months.” According to Highways England, the aims of the scheme are to improve journey times, reduce congestion and support local and strategic economic growth.