Birmingham road dug up more than 600 times since 2009

The entertainment district has been dug up 684 times over the last five years. Credit: Google Street View

New figures have emerged which show a city-centre road in Birmingham has been dug up more than 600 times.

Workmen have carried out maintenance work in Broad Street three times a week since 2009, meaning the entertainment district has been dug up 684 times.

Council bosses insist the high number of repairs are not because surfaces are worn out and are instead mainly due to leaking gas mains and water pipes.

A Freedom of Information request found that the A45 Coventry Road is the most repaired road in the city.

It was dug up 1,180 times in the same period.

The Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, who have estimated £2.2 billion is lost in the West Midlands every year because of lorries and workers sitting in traffic, are calling for better co-ordination, to minimise disruption.