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Six-mile detour past A5 roadworks

By Charlotte Callear | Cannock | Transport | Published:

Drivers are being confronted by a six-mile diversion caused by roadworks on the A5.

One lane is now closed on the carriageway just off the M6 southbound, near Junction 12, forcing drivers who wanted to turn right down Vicarage Road to follow the lengthy diversion.

It comes as improvements are being made to the quality of water being discharged into Gailey Reservoir from the highway drainage system.

The lane was closed from Monday and will not be open again until the work is finished, which is set to be in December.

Paul Siddall, Service Delivery Manager at Highways England, said: “We are upgrading drains to protect the reservoir from road debris.

"The A5 will operate with one lane eastbound past the reservoir until the work is completed in December.”

Charlotte Callear

By Charlotte Callear
@CCallear_Star

Reporter based at the Express & Star's Wolverhampton head office

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