Eddie Fellows, Highway Network Manager for Amey said traffic levels were higher in Birmingham city centre this morning due to the tunnel closures.
Speaking to ITV News Central he said: "We wouldn't have these kinds of jams right in the city centre and these are as a direct result of the tunnels, so we're still appealing to people to leave the car at home."
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.