M6 junction 10 improvement

We're working with Walsall Council to develop plans to provide a long-term improvement to M6 junction 10.

Region:  West Midlands
Start date:  2019/20
Cost:  ÂŁ78 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  Summer 2022
Programme:  

Progress report

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.

What’s next?

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.

Timeline

Date Event
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 Council’s major transport scheme priorities for the period 2015-19.

Aims

The 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

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Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The M5 southbound between the M6 and junction J3 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 22 August 2019 to 06:00 on 9 November 2019.
Posted: August 24, 2019, 1:18 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 : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 September 2019 to 4 September 2019. Schedule : From 23:30 on 4 September 2019 to 06:00 on 5 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 5 September 2019 to 7 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 23, 2019, 5:02 am
Location : The M54 eastbound between junction J1 and the M6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 29 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 22, 2019, 1:51 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J11 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 29 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 22, 2019, 1:51 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J11 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 August 2019 to 06:00 on 19 September 2019.
Posted: August 22, 2019, 1:51 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 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The M54 westbound between the M6 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 27 August 2019 to 05:00 on 28 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 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 30 November 2019.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:40 pm

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