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The West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner and the Leader of Bromsgrove Council have welcomed the removal of roadworks on the M5 between Junction 5 and 4a.

PCC John Campion and Councillor Denaro previously raised major concerns, over the impact this would have on north Worcestershire’s communities and businesses. A contraflow was put in place to manage traffic, causing significant tailbacks and causing drivers to divert an extra 20 miles via the M42, or local routes through north Worcestershire. Around 60,000 journeys were affected every day.

Commissioner John Campion said “I am pleased that our concerns have now been listened to, and that our communities can finally benefit from the M5 improvements. These roadworks caused an unjustifiable strain, particularly on Bromsgrove residents who should have been unaffected by the improvements further into Birmingham, and who have already endured lengthy periods of disruption.”

Bromsgrove District Council Leader Cllr Geoff Denaro, said: “These roadworks have been an inconvenience and I am sure our residents, like myself, are delighted they have come to an end.”

Issued: Monday 7th January 2019