THE M5 motorway near Worcester is set to close overnight across the weekend for "important work".

National Highways said junctions four (Rubery) and three (Quinton), heading northbound, will be closed overnight on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19.

The work will be taking place between 9pm and 6am, when traffic levels are expected to be lower.

During the night-time closures, there will be no access to the northbound Moto Frankley Services.

A clearly signed diversion route will be in place during the closure.

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The work was due to be completed last weekend but was delayed by the severe bad weather across the West Midlands.

More information on the upcoming work is available from National Highways by visiting the website at

There will also be updates via Twitter @HighwaysWMIDS, and for urgent real-time assistance, the National Highways 24/7 contact centre team is able to provide up-to-the minute information on 0300 123 5000.