Tunnels to reopen on schedule

The tunnels in Birmingham city centre have closed for highway maintenance until 2nd September. People who work in the city centre or who visit Birmingham are being urged to consider public transport during this time.

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Extra park and ride services for Birmingham commuters

Chris Perry, Head of Integrated Services at Centro, said that special fares and additional park and ride services during the Birmingham tunnel closures will help to get people into the city centre "centre, easily, quickly and cheaply."

He added: "We've put on an extra park and ride facility at Birmingham City University and Perry Barr, over 500 spaces available and easy access on the bus network, getting into the city, special fares at only £3 return."

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Alternative routes for drivers ahead of tunnel closures

Commuters travelling to Birmingham have been advised to find alternative routes into the city centre from tomorrow.

This map shows the ring road and the major routes leading onto it Credit: Amey.co.uk

The A38 tunnels will close for seven weeks, 24 hours a day until 2nd September for maintenance.

Alternative routes will be signposted, with a number of suggested routes to avoid the tunnels.

Birmingham A38 tunnels to close until September

The tunnels leading in and out of Birmingham city centre will be closed for highway maintenance from tomorrow, until 2nd September.

Currently closed between 10pm to 6am, the 40-year-old tunnels at St Chad’s and Queensway, will be shut 24 hours a day.

This map shows where the tunnels will be closed Credit: Amey.co.uk

People who work in the city are being advised to consider alternative driving routes and public transport during this time.

Work will be carried out on the structure of the tunnels, including upgrading fire protection, and improving the lighting.

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