M6 junction 10 improvementRecently updated

Highways England and Walsall Council are developing plans to provide a long term improvement to M6 junction 10.

Region:  West Midlands
Start date:  2019/20
Cost:  ÂŁ64.5 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

Progress report

To carry out the scheme, we need to publish statutory orders to acquire land and alter the layout of the local roads and motorway slip roads. We only need a small area of land on a permanent basis. We have designed the scheme to use existing highway land as far as possible, to minimise impact on neighbouring land.

These statutory orders were published on Tuesday 11 September 2018. Following publication of the orders, there is a 6-week objection period. During this period, anyone affected by the scheme can object in writing to the Secretary of State for Transport. For further information on the statutory orders, please visit the Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council website.

Once this 6-week period ends, the Secretary of State will assess the objections and decide if the scheme should be subject to a local public inquiry to consider the statutory orders.

If you wish to object to the statutory orders, please write to the address below before Wednesday 24 October 2018:

National Transport Casework Team
Department for Transport
Tyneside House
Skinnerburn Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 7AR

The objection period will close on Wednesday 24 October 2018

What’s next

Once we’ve obtained the land to carry out the scheme, we will finalise the detailed design and appoint a contractor to carry out the work, which we hope to start in Summer 2019.

If you have any questions about the scheme, please come and see us at our next Community Engagement Event on 28 September 2018 from 2pm to 8pm at Holiday Inn, 20 Wolverhampton Road West, Walsall, WS2 0BS.

Timeline

Event Date
Public consultation December 2015
Planning process Summer 2017
Start of construction 2019/20

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. Highways England is 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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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Emergency Roadside Drains works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 9:37 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 8:31 pm
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J10 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Emergency Roadside Drains works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 8:03 pm
Location : The M6 southbound at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Emergency Roadside Drains works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 8:03 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between the M6 and junction J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 18 October 2018 to 06:00 on 21 December 2018.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:08 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between the M6 and junction J3 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:04 pm
Location : The M54 westbound between the M6 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 22 October 2018 to 26 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 29 October 2018 to 31 October 2018. Schedule : From 09:00 on 2 November 2018 to 17:00 on 2 November 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 5 November 2018 to 9 November 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 9:21 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 09:00 and 17:00 from 23 October 2018 to 26 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 29 October 2018 to 31 October 2018. Schedule : From 09:00 on 2 November 2018 to 17:00 on 2 November 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 5 November 2018 to 9 November 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 9:21 am
Location : The M54 westbound between the M6 and junction J2 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 22 October 2018 to 17:00 on 16 November 2018.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 9:21 am
Location : The M6 northbound at junction J8 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 18:00 from 22 October 2018 to 26 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 18:00 from 29 October 2018 to 2 November 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 18:00 from 5 November 2018 to 9 November 2018. Schedule : From 09:30 on 12 November 2018 to 18:00 on 12 November 2018.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 6:11 am
Location : The M54 eastbound at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 October 2018 to 05:30 on 26 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 18, 2018, 8:10 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound exit slip at junction J1 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 October 2018 to 05:30 on 26 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 18, 2018, 8:10 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 22:00 on 23 October 2018 to 05:30 on 24 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2018, 9:00 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: October 17, 2018, 10:49 am
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: October 17, 2018, 10:48 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: October 17, 2018, 10:40 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: October 17, 2018, 10:40 am
Location : The M5 slip road to the M6 southbound . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 October 2018 to 06:00 on 26 October 2018. Schedule : From 21:00 on 8 January 2019 to 06:00 on 9 January 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: October 17, 2018, 9:51 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 October 2018 to 06:00 on 26 October 2018. Schedule : From 21:00 on 8 January 2019 to 06:00 on 9 January 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: October 17, 2018, 9:51 am
Location : The M6 northbound at junction J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 October 2018 to 06:00 on 26 October 2018. Schedule : From 21:00 on 8 January 2019 to 06:00 on 9 January 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: October 17, 2018, 9:51 am
Location : The M5 southbound between the M6 northbound and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 October 2018 to 06:00 on 26 October 2018. Schedule : From 21:00 on 8 January 2019 to 06:00 on 9 January 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: October 17, 2018, 9:51 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 October 2018 to 06:00 on 23 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 9:20 am
Location : The M54 eastbound between junction J1 and the M6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 October 2018 to 06:00 on 23 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 9:20 am

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