M54 to M6 link road

We're proposing a link between the M54 and the M6.

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

Progress report

Our 6-week consultation on our proposals to provide an improved link between the M54 and the M6 has now closed. Thank you for taking part. Please take this short survey about the recent consultation process and how we can improve the way we communicate with you.

We recently completed early ground investigation surveys in locations around the proposed route of the new M54 to M6 link road. This gave us additional valuable information on the type of soils and rock below ground as well as identifying the exact routes of underground services such as electricity, cable and water. We also carried out surveys to better understand the drainage system in the area. The results of the surveys will help us inform the next phase of the design.

What's next?

We’ll review all the suggestions and comments received during the consultation. We’ll take time to analyse and consider your feedback when making further refinements to the proposed design and to develop our mitigation measures. We’ll set out a summary of the responses, and describe how our proposals have been informed by and influenced by them, in a consultation report. This will form part of our Development Consent Order application and will also be available to the public once we submit the application early next year.

This is a preliminary design video for illustrative purposes only.


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Timeline

Event Date
Announce preferred route 2018
Statutory public consultation 24 May 2019 – 5 July 2019
Submit DCO application 2020
Secretary of State decision on DCO application 2021
Start of construction 2021
End of construction 2024

Why we need this scheme

There's no direct motorway link from the M54 to the M6 north. 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 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 air quality issues in the villages and along the route.

An alternative route is the A449/A5. However, this is also congested and has a number of junctions along its length.

Aims

Improving the link between the M54 and the M6 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

Project media files and documents

Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

Location : The M5 northbound exit slip at junction J1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2019 to 21 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 September 2019 to 06:00 on 28 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 September 2019 to 5 October 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 7 October 2019 to 12 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 11:14 am
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2019 to 21 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 September 2019 to 06:00 on 28 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 September 2019 to 5 October 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 7 October 2019 to 12 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 11:14 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 23 September 2019 to 28 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 October 2019 to 06:00 on 22 October 2019. Schedule : From 23:30 on 22 October 2019 to 06:00 on 23 October 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 October 2019 to 26 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 11:14 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 13:00 on 24 September 2019 to 15:00 on 24 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 9:43 am
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J3 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 December 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:37 am
Location : The M54 westbound between junctions J2 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 September 2019 to 06:00 on 20 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:06 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 20 September 2019 to 05:00 on 21 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J10 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 19 September 2019 to 05:00 on 20 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J12 and J13 . Lane Closures : Lane four is closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 27 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J15 and J13 . 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 23 September 2019 to 26 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J4 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 2 October 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J14 and J13 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 28 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J7 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:30 from 23 September 2019 to 25 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J13 and J14 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 28 April 2020.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 northbound at junction J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:30 from 23 September 2019 to 25 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J15 and J13 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 28 April 2020.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 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 20 December 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 28 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J15 and J12 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 12:32 on 29 April 2019 to 23:59 on 28 April 2020.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 September 2019 to 05:30 on 20 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J8 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:30 from 23 September 2019 to 25 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J10 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 September 2019 to 05:00 on 24 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 20 September 2019 to 05:00 on 21 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J12 and J13 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 28 April 2020.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 southbound at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 September 2019 to 05:00 on 24 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J4 and J13 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:00 on 2 September 2019 to 06:00 on 4 October 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 southbound at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 19 September 2019 to 05:00 on 20 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 September 2019 to 05:30 on 20 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:30 from 23 September 2019 to 25 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 southbound at junction J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:30 from 23 September 2019 to 25 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 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 23 September 2019 to 05:00 on 24 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
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 20 December 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A5 northbound between the junctions with the A34 and the A4601 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:00 on 25 November 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J13 and J12 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 28 April 2020.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:30 from 23 September 2019 to 25 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J13 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lane four is closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 27 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J4 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 28 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 19 September 2019 to 05:00 on 20 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm

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  • The webchat will take place on Wednesday, 27 September. Please join us from 11am to 2pm to ask us questions about the proposed scheme.

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    The live webchat will start at 11am. This is an opportunity for you to discuss the project with us and ask any questions.
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    Hi, we’re now live. Looking forward to receiving your questions.
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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
    visit our consultation page and complete the survey to give us your feedback.

    https://highwaysengland.citizenspace.com/he/m54-to-m6-m6-toll-link-road/

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    Just a reminder that this webchat will close at 2pm.

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    The webchat is now closed. Please email us at M54toM6/M6tolllinkroad@highwaysengland.co.uk or call 0300 123 5000 if you require any further information.