NIGHT-time road closures are set to take place from Monday for the M5 junction 6 improvement scheme.

As part of the improvement scheme, the works will include widening the roundabout, the slip roads and all the approaches.

An extra lane will be added to the roundabout and traffic signals will be put in place on the A449 and the A4538 Pershore Lane south approaches.

To complete this work safely, the following traffic management will be in place:

  • Narrow Lanes in place on the roundabout, NB Exit slip & A4538(S).
  • Nigh-time off-peak (8pm to 6am) full closures and lane closures.

Fully signed diversion routes will be in place for any full carriageway closures.

Drivers have been advised to plan and allow extra time for their journey.

A Highways England spokesman said: “Roadworks affect all journeys which is why it is important they are completed as quickly as possible.

“Our roads remain open and we will continue to maintain the network, ensuring that life-saving medicine, equipment, supplies and healthcare staff can travel to where they are needed most.

“All our sites have strict safeguarding measures to prevent the spread of COVID19 and none of our sites are open to the public.

“All major construction projects are closely monitored and  the situation is kept under constant review.”

The work on M5 Junction 6 is designed to improve the capacity and access to the motorway and the surrounding areas such as Warndon. The roadworks have caused significant traffic delays.

Highways England promised the work would be completed in January, but there are still lane closures planned for the coming months.

The work at Junction 6 started in April 2018 and was initially scheduled to be finished in winter 2018-19, but the completion date was then put back to autumn 2019, and then again pushed back.