The Highways Agency will be replacing stolen street lighting cable in the verge between junctions 10 and 10a of the M6 from next week.
Work will start on Monday 10 December and will continue for eight weeks, until 1 February 2013.
The scheme will involve work on both the northbound and southbound carriageways at different locations between the junctions, with night time road closures of the hard shoulder and lane one north and south to allow work to take place from 8pm to 5am, Monday to Friday.
Highways Agency project sponsor, Purnima Kaul, said:“Once complete, street lighting will be operational again making the road safer during the hours of darkness and in poor weather conditions.
“We will aim to complete the work as quickly as possible to minimise disruption for road users. Lane closures will be necessary, however, as it will be safer for both the workers and road users while the work is carried out.
“The work is expected to cause some disruption, but we do not expect this to be significant. We have also written to local residents to advise them that there may be some increased noise levels while we carry out this work, but we will try to keep this to a minimum.”