Birmingham Tunnels Close For The Summer

A 6 week 24 hour a day closure of a major commuter route in and out of Birmingham is closed for the summer and will reopen on Monday 1st September.

The A38 St Chad’s and Queensway tunnels through Birmingham is completely closed to all traffic from until 6am on Monday 1 September 2014. The closure will be preceded by two weeks of overnight closures, from 10pm to 6am, and followed by up to four weeks of similar overnight closures.

During this second phase, works will include renewing the ventilation system, installing new security and communications systems, replacing electrical systems and refurbishing pumping stations and plant rooms.

This work will bring the tunnels right up-to-date with some of the most modern technology available, meaning they can be better managed to keep traffic flowing through Birmingham.
People who work in or regularly visit Birmingham City Centre are being urged to consider how they travel and if possible take public transport.
Alternative routes around and into the city can be found below.