PLANNED roadworks will close the M5 through Worcestershire.

The M5, northbound, junction 8 entry and exit will be closed tonight (Friday) as National Highways plans to carry out roadworks.

The team has also planned roadworks southbound on the M5, between junction 7 and junction 11. 

A spokesperson for National Highways said the closure is for "improvement works". 

A spokesperson for One Network said: "Carriageway, slip road, lane closures, with 24/7 narrow lanes, lane closure, and 50mph speed limit due to improvement works.

"Diversion via National Highways and local authority network."