Commuters in Birmingham city centre today said the traffic was a "nightmare" this morning.
The A38 tunnels leading into the city have been closed for maintenance work until September.
Cars were diverted away from Broad Street leading to heavy queues of traffic.
One driver told ITV News Central: "I think in this city we're very badly served by the engineers and the traffic planners."
Cameras from ITV News Central went inside the St Chad's and Queensway tunnels to see the work going on there.
The A38 St Chad's and Queensway tunnels through Birmingham are now closed - and will stay closed for six weeks until September 2nd.
The ITV News Central guide to alternative transport during the Birmingham A38 tunnel closures.