M54 to M6/M6 Toll link road

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

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

Progress report

Following consultation, we've chosen our preferred route, which is based on Option B West with some minor amendments.

To find out more, go to our consultation page where you can view the Preferred Route Brochure and Consultation Report.

What's next?

We'll look more closely at the local area, completing our surveys and investigations to help us design the scheme in greater detail. There'll be a statutory consultation in 2019, when we'll ask you for your views on this more detailed design, before we submit our application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) in 2020.

Timeline

Event Date
Announce preferred route 2018
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 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 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/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

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

Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J11A and J10 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 21, 2019, 5:12 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J10 and J8 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 21, 2019, 5:01 am
Location : The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J9 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 27 February 2019 to 05:00 on 28 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 10:12 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J9 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 27 February 2019 to 05:00 on 28 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:42 pm
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J10 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:03 pm
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J11 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:03 pm
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J11 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:03 pm
Location : The M6 northbound at junction J11A . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:03 pm
Location : The M6 northbound at junction J11A . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:03 pm
Location : The M6 northbound at junction J11 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:03 pm
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J10 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:03 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J11 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:03 pm
Location : The M6 northbound at junction J11 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:03 pm
Location : The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J10 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:03 pm
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:03 pm
Location : The M6 northbound at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:03 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:03 pm
Location : The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:03 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:03 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J9 and J10 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:03 pm
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J11 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:03 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J12 and J11A . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:03 pm
Location : The M6 southbound at junction J11A . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:03 pm
Location : The M6 southbound at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:02 pm
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:02 pm
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J10 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:02 pm
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:02 pm
Location : The M5 northbound exit slip at junction J1 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 8:04 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J12 and J13 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 February 2019 to 06:00 on 22 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 6:34 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 30 April 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 5:41 pm
Location : The A449 southbound between the A5 and the junction with the M54 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:30 from 21 February 2019 to 22 February 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:30 from 25 February 2019 to 1 March 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:30 from 4 March 2019 to 8 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 4:31 pm
Location : The A449 southbound between the junctions with the A5 and the M54 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:30 from 21 February 2019 to 22 February 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:30 from 25 February 2019 to 1 March 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:30 from 4 March 2019 to 8 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 4:31 pm
Location : The A449 northbound between the junctions with the M54 and the A5 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:30 from 21 February 2019 to 22 February 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:30 from 25 February 2019 to 1 March 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:30 from 4 March 2019 to 8 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 4:31 pm
Location : The A449 northbound between the M54 and the junction with the A5 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:30 from 21 February 2019 to 22 February 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:30 from 25 February 2019 to 1 March 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:30 from 4 March 2019 to 8 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 4:31 pm
Location : The A449 southbound between the junctions with the A5 and the M54 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:30 from 21 February 2019 to 22 February 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:30 from 25 February 2019 to 1 March 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:30 from 4 March 2019 to 8 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 4:31 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J13 and J14 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 28 April 2019.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 4:18 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J14 and J13 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 February 2019 to 06:00 on 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 6:02 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J14 and J13 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency bridge repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 1 March 2019.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 12:04 am
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 26 February 2019 to 2 March 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 4 March 2019 to 6 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:12 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J13 and J14 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 February 2019 to 06:00 on 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 1:42 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between the M6 and junction J3 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 February 2019 to 06:00 on 27 February 2019.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 12:13 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between the M6 and junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 February 2019 to 06:00 on 27 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 12:13 pm
Location : The M5 southbound entry slip at junction J1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 February 2019 to 06:00 on 27 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 12:13 pm
Location : The M5 southbound entry slip at junction J1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 February 2019 to 06:00 on 26 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 12:13 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J12 and J13 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 28 April 2019.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:16 am
Location : The A449 northbound between the M54 and the junction with the A5 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:00 on 1 February 2019 to 16:30 on 8 March 2019.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:16 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J13 and J12 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 28 April 2019.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:15 am
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 30 April 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:15 am
Location : The A449 southbound between the A5 and the junction with the M54 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:00 on 1 February 2019 to 16:30 on 8 March 2019.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:15 am
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 30 April 2019.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:15 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J14 and J11A . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 February 2019 to 27 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 February 2019 to 06:00 on 26 February 2019. Schedule : From 21:00 on 9 April 2019 to 06:00 on 10 April 2019. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 June 2019 to 06:00 on 29 June 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 February 2019 to 06:00 on 29 June 2019.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The M5 southbound exit slip at junction J1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 February 2019 to 06:00 on 26 February 2019. Schedule : From 21:00 on 9 April 2019 to 06:00 on 10 April 2019. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 June 2019 to 06:00 on 29 June 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J12 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 February 2019 to 27 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J13 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 February 2019 to 27 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The M5 southbound between the M6 northbound and junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 February 2019 to 06:00 on 26 February 2019. Schedule : From 21:00 on 9 April 2019 to 06:00 on 10 April 2019. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 June 2019 to 06:00 on 29 June 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The M5 southbound between the M6 northbound and junction J2 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 February 2019 to 06:00 on 29 June 2019.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am

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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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    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.

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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.