The M6, also known as the backbone of Britain, is England's longest motorway, with hundreds of drivers using it daily. When it was announced that repair work on the link road off the M6 on to the M5 in West Brom would be closed, drivers were hoping this would only be a temporary measure.
However the road works which have caused chaos in surrounding roads for the most part of this year will now be completed a staggering six months later than expected.
Highways England have blamed unforeseen circumstances for delaying the waterproofing work even further, and now expect the road works to continue until one of the busiest times of the year - Christmas.
Walsall South MP, Valarie Vaz has called for a re-think to get the slip road re-open and has promised to raise this with the minister, saying that she is "appalled that having raised this issue just after the slip road was due to be open in May that we are still waiting.
“None of the people from Highways England I met actually live in the area and do not appreciate the difficulties my constituents have to face every day. I put forward some suggestions in relation to Junction 7 that should ease the situation and hope to get a positive response.”
Diversions will remain in place, and Highways England is dedicated to managing traffic to retain as much access as possible.
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