Highways England polishes off Spaghetti Junction works


Highways England has completed maintenance works on Spaghetti Junction and the A38(M) in Birmingham a month ahead of schedule.

The Government-owned company said it had worked around the clock to complete the scheme as quickly as possible and worked closely with Birmingham City Council to plan the roadworks to minimise disruption.


The works involved repairing damaged concrete caused by water seeping into the structure, with new waterproofing material installed designed to protect the structure for the next 20 years.

Highways England said motorists will also benefit from smoother journeys following the installation of new tarmac.

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.’


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