New lights to be installed on M6/M42 link road at Coleshill, Birmingham
|Published date:||13 January 2014|
HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 13 January 2014
Work to replace lighting columns on the M6/M42 link
road between junctions 5 and 4 of the M6 at Coleshill, Birmingham, starts on
Monday 20 January.
The work will be carried out under overnight
closures of the hard shoulder between 9pm and 6am from 20 January to 9 February.
A full carriageway closure will be in place from 10 February to 14
During the total closures traffic will be diverted
southbound on the M6 to junction 4, the A446 to Stonebridge Island and the A45
westbound where traffic can join the M42 at junction 6.
Highways Agency project manager Purnima
“This work will lead to improved lighting
for road users and reduced traffic management for maintenance.
“The work will be carried out at night to
minimise disruption but we advise road users to allow extra time for their
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