Following a public inquiry in April, the Secretary of State has now confirmed the orders to alter the junction and layout of the local roads and motorway slip roads. Only a small area of land is needed on a permanent basis as the scheme uses existing highway land where possible to minimise the impact on neighbouring land.
This is a significant stage in the development of the scheme and we have now appointed a contractor, John Sisk and Son to carry out the work. We'll be working with the contractor to finalise both the scheme design and construction sequence.
We'll be working with the contractor to finalise both the scheme design and construction sequence. We expect to start some advance work in autumn with main work to begin early next year.
|December 2015||Public consultation|
|Summer 2017||Planning process|
|2019/20||Start of construction|
Why we need this scheme
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.
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 Councilâ€™s major transport scheme priorities for the period 2015-19.
AimsThe aims of the scheme are to:
- reduce congestion, rat-running and queues to create a freer-flowing road network
- support economic growth by improving access to motorways and Walsall Enterprise Zone sites, attracting new business and development to the area
- provide a safe, well maintained road network
- avoid future major maintenance by replacing the bridges now
- improve conditions for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders at the junction
Project media files and documents
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