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£100M M5 viaduct repairs underway

m5 viaduct

A £100M project to refurbish the Oldbury viaduct on the M5 in the Midlands has been started by BAM, Morgan Sindall and VolkerFitzpatrick.

The three-way joint venture will work on the busy 3.5km stretch of road between junctions one and two, a 3.5km stretch.

The works will last two years and be undertaken in three phases. The initial work involves removal of the southbound carriageway so that the concrete deck underneath can be investigated, and any necessary repairs undertaken. A waterproof layer will also be added before the road is resurfaced. Following this, there will be the same work on the northbound and southbound carriage.

Highways England delivery manager, Colin Jackson, said: “At a cost in excess of £100M, Highways England is delivering a huge investment that will support economic growth locally and in the wider West Midlands.”

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  • Our infrastructure is now so dated and constrained, that £100 million will only get you a bridge refurbishment, with no increase in capacity. How does that help growth?

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