Aston Expressway

By on 14/12/2009 in News

Overnight on the 13 December traffic signal equipment on the A38(M) Aston Expressway was subjected to vandalism. This has resulted in the non-operation of the tidal traffic lane on the expressway. The Police is continuing to carry out investigations into the incident and on completion of those investigations engineers will be assessing the damage caused and carrying out the necessary repairs.

In the interim period the tidal lane will be closed for safety reasons which is likely to cause some disruption to traffic flow in the peak traffic times. Information on the situation will continue to be distributed to drivers and the public through media briefings and signing on key roads which will including the use of potential traffic diversion routes.

Further update: (Monday 15th December 4pm)

A temporary repair has been made that will enable the green arrows to show on the 3 lanes inbound and outbound, but not the middle lane.  The cones and traffic management currently closing the tidal lane will need to be in place until the overhead control is permanently repaired.

It’s likely to take a minimum of 24 hours to carry out a permanent repair with a maximum timescale of 48 hours.

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