M5 delays expected this weekend

By david lawrence Friday 22 August 2014 Updated: 22/08 11:32

DRIVERS are being urged to plan ahead if travelling along the M5 in Worcestershire this weekend.

Traffic cones and the 50pmh speed limit have been lifted on one section of the road but others remain in place going into one of the busiest times of the year on the road.

Roadworks on the section between junction 6, Worcester, and junction 5 at Droitwich have been removed, and the national speed limit has been reinstated.

But the work to install the new concrete safety barrier continues between junctions 4a and 5 where the speed restrictions and narrow lanes remain. This section will take longer because of additional maintenance and waterproofing work.

Highways Agency senior project manager Brian Gash said: “To improve journeys for road users, we are removing roadworks where and when possible ahead of the full completion of this scheme.

“The Highways Agency is carrying out a large programme of improvement works, as quickly and efficiently as possible within the region, and I would like to thank road users for their patience.

“I would still ask road users to plan ahead and allow enough time for their journeys, and when driving through the roadworks to observe the temporary reduced speed limits which are in place for their safety and that of our road workers.”

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