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Report: Birmingham facing a summer of major road closures

Delays, fines and a negative impact on business - just some of the consequences one haulage business thinks roadworks on major Midlands roads this summer could have on them.

Highways England say the repair schemes are vital to keep us moving, but some drivers have questioned why they're happening at the same time. Melissa Wright reports.


'Screaming' traffic cone launched to cut roadworker deaths

Sign advising motorists to be careful when passing. Credit: PA

An 'intelligent' road cone which screams when hit by a vehicle will help save lives, claims the Highways Agency.

In the last three years, eight roadworkers have been killed by motorists while undertaking maintenance work on motorways and major A roads.

The cone works by 'screaming' when it's hit by a passing vehicle, which often happens at high speed.

This week the Highways Agency, which is responsible for the road network in England, is campaigning for drivers to take extra care and obey speed limits through roadworks.