On Monday the St Chad’s and Queensway tunnels will reopen, after 6 weeks of refurbishment. Today is the last weekday of the closures.
From 2 September onwards, there will be 2 weeks of night time closures to finish the remaining works.
Work in progress for the tunnels. Contractors say they will be ready for day time use on Monday.
Bus timings that were changed on the Great Charles street for the last 6 weeks:
Traffic congestions during the last 6 weeks of the closures:Soon to follow: Interview with Kevin Hicks, traffic manager, Birmingham City Council, giving more details of how the traffic flow will improve in the city centre now with better signalling systems.
On 23 July, (second work-day of the A38 tunnel closures),Eddie Fellows, Highway Networks manager, Amey, spoke to Brum Transport about the plans for next six weeks for the refurbishment of the 40 year old tunnels.
In the interview here, he talks about the funds for the refurbishment works, whether there were options other than a total shut down of the tunnels and and how traffic flow will be monitored to help commuters.
As reported earlier by Brum Transport, the A38 St Chad’s and Queensway tunnels were closed on 19 July, at about 10pm for the repair works.
The tunnels will be closed again next summer for six weeks of school holidays for electronics works including installing cameras, emergency contact systems and ventilations.
Soon to follow: Audio clips of commuters responses and reactions during the first week of the tunnel closures.