M54 to M6/M6 (Toll) Link RoadRecently updated

We are proposing a link between the M54, M6 and the M6 (Toll).

Region:  West Midlands
Start date:  TBC
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

Progress report

We held a public consultation on options for a new link road from the M54 to the M6 and the M6 Toll, which finished on Friday, 13 October 2017. Thank you for sharing your views. We are carrying out a comprehensive review of options and extensive analysis of responses following our public consultation. This will determine which option is most suitable to take forward.

What next?

Once we have completed the assessment, we will announce a preferred route for the scheme.

Timeline

Event Date
Announce preferred route 2018
Consultation on proposed Development Consent Order Autumn 2018
Submit Development Consent Order Application Summer 2019
Individuals and organisations register as interested parties and submit representations Summer 2019
Start of DCO hearing (examination) Winter 2019
Secretary of State decision on DCO application Winter 2020
Start of construction Spring 2021
End of construction Spring 2024

Why we need this scheme

There is no direct motorway link from the M54 to the M6 north or M6 Toll. This means high volumes of both long distance and local traffic use the local roads to travel this route. The government identified the need for this scheme in its 2014 Road Investment Strategy. The current direct link from the M54 to the M6/M6 Toll is the A460, which passes through the villages of Featherstone and Shareshill. The A460 suffers significant congestion and high accident rates due to large traffic volumes; journey times are almost doubled during peak hours; and there are also air quality issues in the villages and along the route. An alternative route is the A449/A5. However, this route is also congested and has a number of junctions along its length.

Aims

Improving the link between the M54 and the M6/M6 Toll will:
  • relieve traffic congestion on the A460, A449, and A5, providing more reliable journey times
  • enhance facilities for local residents, pedestrians, cyclists, and equestrians
  • support local economic growth for Telford, Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton, Cannock, and Tamworth by improving traffic flow and enhanced east-west and north-south routes
  • keep the right traffic on the right roads by separating local traffic from long-distance and business traffic

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Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 12:47 on 28 August 2017 to 06:00 on 31 August 2018.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:07 am
Location : The A449 southbound between the A5 and the junction with the M54 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Horticultural works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:30 on 16 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:01 am
Location : The A449 northbound between the junctions with the M54 and the A5 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Horticultural works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:30 on 16 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:01 am
Location : The A449 northbound between the junctions with the M54 and the A5 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Horticultural works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:30 on 16 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:01 am
Location : The M6 southbound at junction J11A . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2019.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 6:34 am
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J13 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 16 August 2018 to 06:00 on 17 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 5:01 am
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J13 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 16 August 2018 to 06:00 on 17 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 5:01 am
Location : The A5 southbound at the junction with the A461 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 August 2018 to 04:30 on 23 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 8:10 pm
Location : The A5 northbound at the junction with the A461 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 August 2018 to 04:30 on 23 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 8:10 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 August 2018 to 06:00 on 21 August 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 August 2018 to 06:00 on 24 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 August 2018 to 1 September 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 11:50 am
Location : The M5 southbound at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 August 2018 to 06:00 on 21 August 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 August 2018 to 06:00 on 24 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 August 2018 to 1 September 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 11:50 am
Location : The M5 southbound entry slip at junction J1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 August 2018 to 23 August 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 11:50 am
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J1 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 August 2018 to 06:00 on 21 December 2018.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 11:50 am
Location : The M54 westbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 11:00 on 22 August 2018 to 15:30 on 22 August 2018.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 10:10 am
Location : The M54 eastbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 11:00 on 22 August 2018 to 15:30 on 22 August 2018.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 10:10 am
Location : The M54 westbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 11:00 on 22 August 2018 to 15:30 on 22 August 2018.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 10:10 am
Location : The M54 westbound between the M6 and junction J1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 11:00 on 22 August 2018 to 15:30 on 22 August 2018.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 10:10 am
Location : The M54 eastbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 11:00 on 22 August 2018 to 15:30 on 22 August 2018.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 10:10 am
Location : The M54 eastbound between junction J1 and the M6 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 11:00 on 22 August 2018 to 15:30 on 22 August 2018.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 10:10 am
Location : The M54 eastbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 August 2018 to 05:00 on 22 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 8:10 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J7 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 August 2018 to 06:00 on 24 September 2018.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 2:19 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 August 2018 to 20 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 2:19 pm
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 00:01 on 16 August 2018 to 05:00 on 17 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 2:08 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J9 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 00:01 on 16 August 2018 to 05:00 on 17 August 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 2:08 pm
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J8 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 00:01 on 16 August 2018 to 05:00 on 17 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 2:08 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J11A and J10A . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2019.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 1:02 pm
Location : The M6 northbound at junction J11A . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2019.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 1:02 pm
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J8 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 06:33 on 6 April 2018 to 06:00 on 31 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 1:01 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J10A and J11 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2019.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 1:01 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J14 and J13 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2019.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 1:01 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J14 and J10A . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 13:50 on 15 November 2017 to 18:00 on 31 January 2019.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 1:00 pm
Location : The M6 northbound at junction J11 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2019.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 1:00 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J10A and J11A . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 13:50 on 15 November 2017 to 18:00 on 31 January 2019.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 1:00 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2018 to 05:30 on 21 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm
Location : The A449 southbound between the A5 and the junction with the M54 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2018 to 24 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm
Location : The M54 westbound between the M6 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:30 from 20 August 2018 to 22 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm
Location : The A449 northbound between the M54 and the junction with the A5 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2018 to 24 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 August 2018 to 05:30 on 22 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 August 2018 to 05:30 on 22 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2018 to 05:30 on 21 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 20 August 2018 to 05:00 on 21 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm

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    Our consultation on the options for a new link road from the M54 to the M6 and the M6 Toll, will run until Friday, 13 October 2017. Your views are important to us, please
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