We’re the beating heart of the country and our iconic roads, like Spaghetti Junction are its lifeblood. From chocolate to car production, jewellery to JCBs our roads support economic growth and help connect global brands to their customers. Many national distribution companies have chosen the Midlands as their home because of the excellent road infrastructure here.
Our major roads, like the M1 and the M6, connect the Midlands to local roads and with the rest of the UK and the world, via rail, ports and airports.
We work hard to provide better journeys for the millions who live in the West Midlands and use our roads daily, whether by car, on foot, cycling or using public transport. We’re the home of Shakespeare and the NEC, and these venues attract tens of thousands of visitors every year. We make sure their journeys are run smoothly by keeping our roads well maintained, improving safety and introducing new technology. Our National Traffic Operations Centre, based in the West Midlands is key to helping visitors plan their journeys better.
We care about the natural environment and communities near our roads, reducing noise, improving air quality and preserving our beautiful rural areas.
Through increased capacity, safer junctions and new bypasses, we’ll continue to maintain and improve the West Midlands network; to keep people moving today and moving better tomorrow.
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