Highways England completes repairs on Spaghetti Junction and A38(M) in Birmingham


Highways England (HE) has completed essential repair works on Spaghetti Junction and A38(M) in Birmingham, England.

Completed a month ahead of schedule, the works included repairing concrete damages caused by water seeping into the structure and the installation of new waterproofing material.

The maintenance work is designed to protect the structure for the next 20 years.

"Safety is our number one priority and these repairs were vital in helping us to protect this iconic structure for years to come."

As part of the scheme, a new tarmac has also been installed that will result in smoother journeys for motorists.

Highways England project manager Jessica Kenny said: “We’re delighted to be able to complete the scheme more than a month ahead of schedule and to give motorists a festive boost ahead of late night shopping in the coming weeks.

“We’re grateful for motorists bearing with us as we completed this essential maintenance work and we understand the frustration that can come from roadworks.

“However, by completing the work now, we have been able to fully repair this section of the carriageway and reduce the duration of work and more importantly the risk of emergency repairs during the colder and wetter winter months.

“Safety is our number one priority and these repairs were vital in helping us to protect this iconic structure for years to come.

HE said both day and night closures will be lifted on all associated roads in stages starting from Aston Expressway (tidal flow lane), Park Circus and Salford Circus.