Reduced speed limits of 20mph are to be introduced on roads across Birmingham.
The '20 is plenty' pilot scheme will be rolled out across parts of the centre, east and south of the city.
The Highways Agency collects 7,500 tonnes of litter from motorways in Britain each year at a cost of £6m.
In the past year, in the Midlands region the following items have been found:
a complete windscreen
a crate of fizzy drinks
The Highways Agency say all of these items could have caused accidents.
They are encouraging motorists to think about how they dispose of litter on the road.
- Gravel Hill Lane
- Sydney Avenue
- Chilton Farm Lane Atcham
- Atcham to Cross Houses
- Berwick Road
- Victoria Avenue
- Old Coleham
One lane is closed and there is heavy traffic due to a broken down vehicle on the M5 Northbound between J6 A449 / A4440 Warndon Way / A4538 Pershore Lane (Worcester) and J5 A38 (Droitwich / Wychbold).
A lane is closed on the M6 Northbound at the entry slip road due to a broken down vehicle at the M1 J19 / A14 (Catthorpe Interchange).
A major route through Kegworth is due to reopen this morning after it was closed on Boxing Day because of a burst water main.
The A6 Derby Road was shut when a three foot water pipe broke. Thousands of homes in the Loughborough area were left without water.
Plans to improve traffic in the Midlands will be announced today by the government as part of a £25billion national infrastructure investment.
The funds will go towards making the A50 in Staffordshire safer, and cut traffic back-log around Uttoxeter.
The Government says work on the road will start no later than 2016. and the funding will come from the insurance industry.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said the £25 billion investment from insurance companies into British infrastructure projects was a "massive vote of confidence".
Speaking at the construction site of National Grid's London Power Tunnels, Mr Alexander said the investment was "more evidence we are rebuilding Britain."
Drivers campaigning to make the A18 in Lincolnshire a safer road say the local council isn't doing enough to protect them. Their calls for more action come as a new report highlights the area as having some of the most hazardous 'A' roads in the country.
According to a report by the Road Safety Foundation, Lincolnshire is one of the most dangerous places to drive, while Yorkshire has the riskiest dual carriageways. An urgent review is now being sought. Fiona Dwyer reports.