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Highways agency claim congestion 'easing' in West Midlands traffic hot spots

The M6 is one of the UK's busiest motroways Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

15 of the worst bottlenecks on roads in the West Midlands have been tackled over the last three years in a £55 million road improvement programme.

It includes what is often referred to as "the country’s worst traffic bottleneck", the stretch of the M5 in Birmingham heading towards its junction with the M6.

The Highways Agency says another six are due to be completed over the next three months, including junction 6 of the M42 near Birmingham Airport.

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ROAD: current closures due to wintry weather

M1 - NORTHBOUND - DERBYSHIRE - Reports of two lanes blocked due to accident, a lorry involved on M1 Northbound between J30 A616 / A6135 (Worksop / Sheffield South) and J31 A57 (Sheffield / Worksop).

A619 MARKHAM ROAD - CHESTERFIELD - DERBYSHIRE - Very slow traffic and hazardous driving conditions due to snow on A619 Markham Road at B6543 (Lordsmill Roundabout), congestion on A619 Markham Road to Boythorpe Road and on B6051 Newbold Road to Abercrombie Street.

A632 HADY HILL - CHESTERFIELD - DERBYSHIRE- Very slow traffic and hazardous driving conditions due to snow on A619 Markham Road at B6543 (Lordsmill Roundabout), congestion on A619 Markham Road to Boythorpe Road and on B6051 Newbold Road to Abercrombie Street.

A500 D ROAD - STOKE-ON-TRENT - STAFFORDSHIRE - Hazardous driving conditions due to snow on A500 D Road at A52 Shelton Old Road / A5006 Stoke Road (Stoke Road Interchange).

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