Eddie Fellows from Amey UK spoke with ITV News Central this morning explaining the work that still needs to be carried out in the tunnels and the closures that will be in place next summer.
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The Worcestershire town of Bewdley has adorned its streets with decorated bikes to welcome 15,000 cyclists.
The 100 mile race which starts and ends in Birmingham takes in Herefordshire and Worcestershire via Sandwell, Dudley and Staffordshire.
Dry and bright day but will become cloudier later in the day.