WW2 Bomb discovery causes travel chaos
On the 15th May 2017, a WW2 bomb was discovered by contractors working near the Aston Expressway. It was very quickly decided that there were going to be a number of major roads that would need closing. Working together alongside Birmingham City Council, Amey Highways, and Highways England, we worked together to decide what roads would need closing and what diversion routes we would have to put in place.
Unfortunately for the commuters of the area, the road closures were on until late afternoon on the 16th May. This is when the height of the road closures were put into place and the M6 had to be shut in both directions as a precaution to the bomb being exploded.
As soon as we were given the green light to lift all closures the city presumed to normal (or as normal as rush hour traffic is!)