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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Birmingham traffic jams 'direct result of the tunnels'

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."

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