Contractors carrying out overnight resurfacing work in Northfield have apologised after works unexpectedly over ran this morning, meaning commuters faced diversions and delays. 

Part of Frankley Beeches Road is being resurfaced, meaning the road has to be closed between the A38 Bristol Road South and Hoggs Lane. The works are scheduled to take place during night time hours to avoid disruption on the busy route.

The road should reopen by 6am but this morning (Thursday 5th January) works unexpectedly ran over, meaning that diversions for traffic remained in place until around 8am.

The works – being carried out by contractors Amey on behalf of Birmingham City Council – were delayed when sub standard materials which did not meet Amey’s standards arrived on site. After the delays contractors had to ensure the surface was in a safe condition before reopening to traffic

A spokesperson for Amey said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused this morning due to the overrunning of resurfacing works on Frankley Beeches Road.

“We are working closely with our suppliers and traffic management teams to reduce the risk of any future delays and the works are currently on target to be completed on schedule by Saturday 7th January.”

Frankley Beeches Road will be closed between A38 Bristol Road South and Hoggs Lane overnight until Saturday from 7pm until 6am while resurfacing continues. Work is expected to be fully completed by 6am on Saturday 7th January. 


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