M6 junction 10 improvement
M6 junction 10 congestion affects the local community and businesses, particularly during morning and evening peak times. The improvements will ease congestion and reduce journey times for the thousands of drivers who use it every day.
The M6 junction 10 currently experiences significant congestion and traffic delays, particularly during morning and evening peak times. Road capacity problems have been identified as one of the main transport issues facing the Black Country within the West Midlands Local Transport Plan.
The congestion includes queuing on the roundabout and the motorway slip roads, the Black Country Route and other roads leading to the junction. The improvements will ease congestion and reduce journey times for the thousands of drivers who use it every day
We're working collaboratively with Walsall council to deliver the scheme within the current budget and to meet commitments made in our Delivery Plan and Walsall Council’s major transport scheme priorities for the period 2015-19.
We have a target completion period but we’re working as quickly as possible and expect to complete the improvement work in 2022.
As part of the improvement work we’ll:
- replace the two existing bridges with two new, four-lane bridges to increase capacity
- widen the existing junction slip roads
- improve the slip roads and approaches on the local road network
- widen the westbound A454 Black Country Route
Provide a freer flowing network by:
- reducing congestion on the A454 (Black Country Route and Wolverhampton Road) and other roads linking to the junction
- reducing ‘rat-running’ traffic on nearby routes
- reducing queuing on the motorway slip roads
Support economic growth by:
- improving access to the strategic road network
- attracting new business and development to the area
- improving links to nearby Enterprise Zone sites and other development sites
Provide a safe and maintainable network by:
- replacing the bridges, avoiding major disruptive maintenance work in the future
- improving conditions for cyclists, pedestrians and horse-riders for crossing the junction safely