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Poorly planned road closure

Reported via mobile in the Roadworks (NH) category anonymously at 16:31, Sun 11 September 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3817542.

The weekend closures executed this weekend and for the next 3 weeks have caused unacceptable chaos both to the city centre and to surrounding roads. As an example a trip that typically takes 10 minutes on a Saturday morning. The environmental and economic impacts of the work do not appear to have been considered and this plan should be immediately reviewed to better account of the needs of both local residents, commuters and local/national business

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  • Hi I think that the m6 to be closed completely south bound on the weekends is a joke there needs to be at least a lane running people have doctor’s appointments to go to holidays catching flights something needs to be done

    Posted anonymously at 16:39, Sun 11 September 2022

  • Thank you for contacting National Highways about the delays caused by our closure of the southbound carriageway of M6 motorway at junction 33 on the weekend of 10 September. We understand motorists were caught in traffic for a significant period of time and we’re sincerely sorry for this.

    We’ve taken onboard recent feedback and plan to do things differently this weekend (23 – 26 September) while we confirm the rest of the programme with our contractors. We plan to work overnight between the hours of 9pm and 6am under a full southbound closure or with single lane running. During the daytime, we will establish lane closures and run two narrow lanes of traffic past the work area to keep customers moving, removing the need for the full weekend closures, which were previously planned. Once the programme has been finalised with our contractors, we will advertise full details via our website, a press release and social media.

    If you would like a more detailed response on this matter, please contact our 24hr Customer Contact Centre • Email – • Tel: 0300 123 5000

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by National Highways at 09:57, Thu 22 September 2022

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