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Fans advised of A38 tunnel closures

PUBLISHED

08:00 14th June 2013

Disruption expected in Birmingham city centre

ALBION fans are advised the A38 tunnels through Birmingham city centre will be closed for six weeks this summer while essential refurbishment is carried out.

Overnight closures between 10pm and 6am will be in force in the St Chad's and Queensway tunnels from Friday, June 21 to Thursday, July 18, and again from Tuesday, September 3 to Monday, September 16.

Both tunnels will be completely closed to traffic from Friday, July 19 to Tuesday, September 2.  

People who work in the city centre or who visit Birmingham are being urged to consider how they travel during the six-week closure period, with train, bus and cycling all viable alternatives to driving. 

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During the closure of the 40-year-old tunnels, work will be undertaken involving structural modifications, upgrading fire protection, and improving the lighting and general appearance.  

Further refurbishment works including new emergency, control and communications systems are being planned for next year. 

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