Birmingham’s Spaghetti Junction to close overnight for repairs

Birmingham’s Spaghetti Junction will be closed to motorists overnight for about seven weeks to allow for repairs.

The Gravelly Hill Interchange will be resurfaced and 10 of its joints will be repaired.

National Highways said the works were “essential” for keeping the road safe.

The M6 northbound carriageway between junction six and Salford Circus slip road will be closed between 21:00 and 05:00 each night until 14 February. It will then be reduced to a single lane.

The southbound carriageway within the junction will be closed during the same hours until 4 March.

National Highways said 200,000 vehicles cross the road, which opened 50 years ago, every day.