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 at junction J11A . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2019.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 6:22 pm
Location : The M54 westbound at junction J2 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 12 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 6:15 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound between junction J1 and the M6 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 12 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 6:04 pm
Location : The M54 westbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 12 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 6:04 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound at junction J2 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 12 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 5:54 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 12 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 5:54 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J13 and J14 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 10 January 2019.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 5:50 pm
Location : The M54 westbound between the M6 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 12 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 5:00 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound entry slip at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 12 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 5:00 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound between junction J2 and the M6 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 08:00 on 30 November 2018 to 17:00 on 19 December 2018.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 5:00 pm
Location : The M54 westbound between the M6 and junction J2 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 08:00 on 3 December 2018 to 17:00 on 19 December 2018.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 5:00 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 18 December 2018 to 06:00 on 19 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 3:00 pm
Location : The M5 slip road to the M6 northbound . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 18 December 2018 to 06:00 on 19 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 3:00 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junction J1 and the M6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 18 December 2018 to 06:00 on 19 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 3:00 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 14 December 2018 to 06:00 on 15 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 1:40 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J14 and J13 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 12 December 2018 to 15 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 6:05 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 12 December 2018 to 15 December 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 6:02 am
Location : The A449 northbound between the junctions with the M54 and the A5 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 12 December 2018 to 14 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 6:01 am
Location : The A449 northbound between the junctions with the M54 and the A5 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 12 December 2018 to 14 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 6:01 am
Location : The A449 northbound between the M54 and the junction with the A5 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 12 December 2018 to 14 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 6:01 am
Location : The A449 southbound between the junctions with the A5 and the M54 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 12 December 2018 to 14 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 6:01 am
Location : The A449 southbound between the A5 and the junction with the M54 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 12 December 2018 to 14 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 6:01 am
Location : The A449 southbound between the junctions with the A5 and the M54 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 12 December 2018 to 14 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 6:01 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 11 December 2018 to 15 December 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 4:48 am
Location : The M6 northbound entry slip at Hilton Park Services. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 18 December 2018 to 06:00 on 19 December 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 9:40 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J10A and J11 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 18 December 2018 to 06:00 on 19 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 9:40 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between the M6 and junction J3 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 11 December 2018 to 06:00 on 15 December 2018.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 8:01 pm
Location : The M5 slip road to the M6 southbound . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 17 December 2018 to 05:30 on 18 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 1:31 pm
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J7 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 17 December 2018 to 05:30 on 18 December 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 1:31 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J8 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 17 December 2018 to 05:30 on 18 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 1:31 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 17 December 2018 to 05:30 on 18 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 1:31 pm
Location : The M6 southbound at junction J8 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 17 December 2018 to 05:30 on 18 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 1:31 pm
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 17 December 2018 to 20 December 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 January 2019 to 5 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 12:35 pm
Location : The A449 northbound between the M54 and the junction with the A5 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 December 2018 to 06:00 on 15 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 6:02 am
Location : The A449 southbound between the junctions with the A5 and the M54 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 December 2018 to 06:00 on 15 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 6:02 am
Location : The A449 northbound between the junctions with the M54 and the A5 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 December 2018 to 06:00 on 15 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 6:02 am
Location : The A449 northbound between the junctions with the M54 and the A5 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 December 2018 to 06:00 on 15 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 6:02 am
Location : The A449 southbound between the junctions with the A5 and the M54 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 December 2018 to 06:00 on 15 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 6:00 am
Location : The A449 southbound between the junctions with the A5 and the M54 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 December 2018 to 06:00 on 15 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 6:00 am
Location : The M54 eastbound exit slip at junction J2 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 17 December 2018 to 06:00 on 18 December 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:40 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 17 December 2018 to 06:00 on 18 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:40 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J12 and J13 . Lane Closures : Lane four will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 17 December 2018 to 05:00 on 18 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:40 pm
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 17 December 2018 to 19 December 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:10 pm
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 17 December 2018 to 19 December 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:10 pm
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 17 December 2018 to 19 December 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:10 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J10A and J11 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2019.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:07 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J14 and J10A . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 13:50 on 15 November 2017 to 18:00 on 31 January 2019.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:07 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J14 and J13 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2019.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:07 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: December 10, 2018, 9:07 am
Location : The M6 northbound at junction J11 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2019.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:07 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J10A and J11A . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 13:50 on 15 November 2017 to 18:00 on 31 January 2019.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:07 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 18:00 from 13 December 2018 to 14 December 2018. Schedule : From 09:00 on 17 December 2018 to 18:00 on 17 December 2018.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:07 am
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 18:00 from 13 December 2018 to 14 December 2018. Schedule : From 09:00 on 17 December 2018 to 18:00 on 17 December 2018.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:07 am
Location : The M6 northbound at junction J11A . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2019.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:07 am
Location : The M5 slip road to the M6 northbound . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 18:00 from 13 December 2018 to 14 December 2018. Schedule : From 09:00 on 17 December 2018 to 18:00 on 17 December 2018.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:07 am
Location : The M5 northbound between junction J1 and the M6 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 18:00 from 13 December 2018 to 14 December 2018. Schedule : From 09:00 on 17 December 2018 to 18:00 on 17 December 2018.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:07 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: December 10, 2018, 9:07 am
Location : The M5 southbound between the M6 and junction J1 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 18:00 from 13 December 2018 to 14 December 2018. Schedule : From 09:00 on 17 December 2018 to 18:00 on 17 December 2018.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:07 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J12 and J13 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 10 January 2019.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:07 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J11A and J10A . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2019.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:07 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 18:00 from 13 December 2018 to 14 December 2018. Schedule : From 09:00 on 17 December 2018 to 18:00 on 17 December 2018.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:07 am
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J8 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 18:00 from 13 December 2018 to 14 December 2018. Schedule : From 09:00 on 17 December 2018 to 18:00 on 17 December 2018.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:07 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 April 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:07 am
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 18:00 from 13 December 2018 to 14 December 2018. Schedule : From 09:00 on 17 December 2018 to 18:00 on 17 December 2018.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:07 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J13 and J12 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 10 January 2019.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:07 am
Location : The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J9 . Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 13 December 2018 to 04:00 on 14 December 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:07 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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    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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    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.