Roadworks on the M5 become a hit tourist attraction after developing a cult following on social media

ROADWORKS on the M5 are being billed as a hit tourist attraction after gaining a cult following on social media.

Repairs to the Oldbury Viaduct in the West Midlands have caused misery for drivers over the past two years.

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Repairs to the Oldbury viaduct on the M5 have been billed as tourist attraction after gaining a cult following on social media[/caption]

But jokey reviews on a Facebook page set up by Highways England to update motorists hail the gridlocked road as a “good day out for the whole family”.

Visitor Dan Smith wrote: “We all have memorable moments that have shaped our lives — our first kiss, the birth of our first child, the day we got married.

“For me, none compare to the first moment I slowly edged onto junction 2 of the M5 and feasted my eyes upon the splendour of the Oldbury Viaduct roadworks.”

Others suggest it must be popular given the huge queues.

Steven Bartlett said: “Luckily, traffic is that slow moving I get to spend ages taking in the stunning scenery.”

The 2½-mile viaduct offers views of Oldbury, West Bromwich and Smethwick.

Highways England says the project is the biggest concrete repair job yet carried out on Britain’s roads, with more than 400 miles of scaffolding.

Work is due to finish in the spring.

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The sun is out, and so is the traffic on the M5, as holidaymakers attempt to escape to the South West[/caption]

 

Joker Ed Neil posts his thoughts on sharing the M5 joy with his family

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The Oldbury Viaduct roadworks project includes more than 400 miles of scaffolding[/caption]

Steven Bartlett posts of his joy at spending time in this scenic part of the world

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Highways England says the project is the biggest of its kind to be carried out on Britain’s roads[/caption]


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