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

Thank you for taking part in our 6-week consultation on our proposals to provide an improved link between the M54 and the M6.

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.

Currently, we’re carrying out early ground investigations surveys in locations around the proposed route of the new M54 to M6 link road. This will give us 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. In addition to this, we will be carrying out surveys to better understand the drainage system in the area. The results of the investigations will help us inform the next phase of the design.

Some of these investigations will take place around M54 junction 1 and M6 junction 11. To maintain a safe working environment, we’ll need to put in overnight lane closures on the slip roads at these junctions. For more information, please check the Roadworks tab below.

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What's next?

Following the DCO application submission, the Planning Inspectorate will hold a public examination before making a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Transport, who will decide whether or not the project should go ahead.

We expect to submit our application by early 2020 and, provided it is granted, construction will start late 2021. We’ll continue to engage with anyone interested in, or impacted by, the scheme. Once we submit our application, the Planning Inspectorate (acting on behalf of the Secretary of State) will examine the application in public hearings and then make a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Transport, who will decide on whether or not the scheme will go ahead.

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 between junctions J2 and J1 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:53 on 17 August 2019 to 06:00 on 18 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 17, 2019, 7:54 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 30 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 17, 2019, 7:49 pm
Location : The M5 northbound exit slip at junction J1 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 18 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 17, 2019, 7:02 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 30 November 2019.
Posted: August 17, 2019, 5:23 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between the M6 and junction J3 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 14 August 2019 to 06:00 on 2 November 2019.
Posted: August 17, 2019, 1:20 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J13 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 August 2019 to 06:00 on 20 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 17, 2019, 5:06 am
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J13 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 August 2019 to 06:00 on 20 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 17, 2019, 5:06 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J14 and J13 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 August 2019 to 06:00 on 20 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 17, 2019, 5:06 am
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J13 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 August 2019 to 06:00 on 20 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 17, 2019, 5:06 am
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 : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 August 2019 to 21 August 2019. Schedule : From 23:30 on 21 August 2019 to 06:00 on 22 August 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 August 2019 to 06:00 on 23 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 17, 2019, 5:05 am
Location : The M5 southbound entry slip at junction J1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 August 2019 to 06:00 on 17 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 August 2019 to 21 August 2019. Schedule : From 23:30 on 21 August 2019 to 06:00 on 22 August 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 August 2019 to 06:00 on 23 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 17, 2019, 3:57 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J14 and J13 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 August 2019 to 06:00 on 20 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 17, 2019, 1:07 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J14 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 August 2019 to 06:00 on 19 September 2019.
Posted: August 17, 2019, 1:07 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J13 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 August 2019 to 06:00 on 20 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 17, 2019, 1:07 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J14 and J12 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:03 on 14 August 2019 to 06:00 on 20 August 2019.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 4:36 pm
Location : The A449 southbound between the A5 and the junction with the M54 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:30 from 19 August 2019 to 22 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 4:30 pm
Location : The A449 northbound between the M54 and the junction with the A5 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:30 from 19 August 2019 to 22 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 4:30 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 22 August 2019 to 05:00 on 23 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 12:53 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 22 August 2019 to 05:00 on 23 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 12:53 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 22 August 2019 to 05:00 on 23 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 12:53 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 29 August 2019. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 August 2019 to 06:00 on 31 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 2 September 2019 to 7 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 5:09 am
Location : The M5 slip road to the M6 northbound . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 29 August 2019. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 August 2019 to 06:00 on 31 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 2 September 2019 to 7 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 5:09 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J9 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 29 August 2019. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 August 2019 to 06:00 on 31 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 2 September 2019 to 7 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 5:09 am
Location : The M6 northbound at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 29 August 2019. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 August 2019 to 06:00 on 31 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 2 September 2019 to 7 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 5:09 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 29 August 2019. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 August 2019 to 06:00 on 31 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 2 September 2019 to 7 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 5:09 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J12 and J13 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2019 to 06:00 on 21 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The M54 eastbound exit slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 August 2019 to 05:00 on 20 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
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: August 16, 2019, 3:10 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 November 2019.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
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: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J12 and J14 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2019 to 06:00 on 21 August 2019.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The A5 southbound between the junctions with the A449 and the M6 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 19 August 2019 to 05:00 on 20 August 2019.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J14 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 19 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The A5 southbound between the A4601 and the junction with the A34 . Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:30 on 19 August 2019.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2019 to 06:00 on 21 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The M54 westbound entry slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 August 2019 to 05:00 on 20 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The A5 northbound between the junctions with the M6 and the A449 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 19 August 2019 to 05:00 on 20 August 2019.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The M54 eastbound entry slip at junction J3 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 August 2019 to 05:00 on 20 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
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: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The A5 northbound between the A34 and the junction with the A4601 . Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:30 on 19 August 2019.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The M54 westbound exit slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 August 2019 to 05:00 on 20 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The M5 slip road to the M6 northbound . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:04 on 14 August 2019 to 06:00 on 28 September 2019.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
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 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J8 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2019 to 05:30 on 21 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
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: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J13 and J14 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2019 to 06:00 on 21 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The M5 slip road to the M6 southbound . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2019 to 05:30 on 21 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2019 to 05:30 on 21 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am

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