MORE diversions and roadworks are set to face drivers this week as work on the M5 continues.

The work at the Sixways Roundabout is continuing, and a series of overnight road closures and local diversions will come into effect from November 18.

These include: Narrow Lanes in place on the roundabout and all approaches,

l.A 50mph speed limit in place reducing down to 30mph.

l.Barriers in place on the M5 and A4440 and A449 approaches.

l.Free recovery service in place on both Highways England and Worcestershire County Council network.

l.Daytime Off-peak (9.30am to 3.00pm) lane closures.

l.Nighttime Off-peak (8pm to 6am) full closures and lane closures.

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The work is being done to improve Junction 6 of the M5 and as part of the improvement scheme, the roundabout, slip roads and all the approaches will be widened. An extra lane will also be added to the roundabout with traffic lights on the A449 and A4538 Pershore Lane South approaches.

The weather has hampered the work so far, with the Highways website saying: “Unfortunately, we encountered unforeseen challenges due to poor ground conditions and additional groundwater, which has delayed our progress.

“We still have work to do in other areas and we will be removing the remainder of the roadworks in phases over the next few months.

“We are working hard to complete this work as quickly and as safely as possible and aim to complete all the work in autumn 2019.”

For the full list of lane closures go to: