Birmingham City Council

City Centre Tunnel Closures

City Centre Tunnel Closures

Birmingham Tunnel Closures – Night-Time Closures October 2011


Q1) What is happening in the tunnels?

A1) The tunnels will be fully closed to traffic in both directions to allow works to be carried out at night.


Q2) Which tunnels are affected?

A2) Queensway and St Chads.


Q3) When are the works being carried out?

Q3) Work starts on Monday 3 October and finishes on 31 October. The tunnels will be closed every night from 10pm until 6am (and until 9am on Sundays).


Q4) Why are they being closed?

A4) The tunnels are over 40 years old and require essential works to be carried out over the next few years. These closures are to carry out preliminary surveys and inspections.


Q5) How will this affect major events such as the marathon?

A5) In order to minimise disruption to the marathon, there will be no night-time closure on 23 October.


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