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:  January - March 2020
Cost:  £78 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2022-23
Programme:  

Progress report

We’ve started removing vegetation around the junction to create the space needed to complete the work safely. We’re carrying out this work Monday to Friday mostly during the day. We’ll need to close some roads overnight to carry out this work.

Before we start the main work, we’re holding some public information events. If you’d like to find out more about our proposals and speak to a member of the team, please come and visit us on the dates and times listed below.

  • Friday 31 January 2020 2pm to 8pm at the Village Hotel, Tempus Drive, Walsall WS2 8TJ
  • Saturday 8 February 2020 10am - 2pm at Asda, George St, Walsall WS1 1RS
  • Monday 10 February 2020 1pm to 8pm with our engagement van in the car park at Tesco Willenhall, Neptune Industrial Estate, Willenhall WV13 2PZ
  • Thursday 13 February 2020 10am to 3pm at Boundary Mills, Junction 10 Retail Park, Bentley Mill Way, Walsall WS2 0LE

What’s next?

In February 2020, we’ll complete the vegetation clearance work. We’ll also carry out work to prepare the ground, which is expected to complete in spring 2020. Following this we’ll start construction to widen the junction in summer 2020.

In early February 2020, we'll close lane 1 of the M6 in both directions through junction 10. We'll also put a 60mph speed limit in place for the safety of motorists and our workers. Lane 1 will be closed for the duration of the work, the other three lanes will remain open during daytime hours to keep traffic flowing.

We’ll need some overnight lane closures on the slip roads at junction 10, and occasional overnight lane closures on the M6. We’ve planned to do this at overnight when traffic flows are lowest to minimise any disruption.

We'll have free recovery in place around the junction to safely assist and clear any vehicles which break down within the scheme boundary.

We’ll work hard to complete this work as quickly and as safely as possible.

Timeline

Date Event
December 2015 Public consultation
Summer 2017 Planning process
July 2019 Secretary of State confirmed Orders
February 2020 Start of main works
Spring 2022 End 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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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 30 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 7 April 2020 to 9 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 14 April 2020 to 18 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 20 April 2020 to 25 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 5:13 am
Location : The M6 southbound at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 30 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 7 April 2020 to 9 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 14 April 2020 to 18 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 20 April 2020 to 25 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 5:07 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 30 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 7 April 2020 to 9 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 14 April 2020 to 18 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 20 April 2020 to 25 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 5:07 am
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 30 March 2020 to 1 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 April 2020 to 4 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 7 April 2020 to 9 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 14 April 2020 to 18 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 5:05 am
Location : The M6 southbound. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 30 March 2020 to 1 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 April 2020 to 4 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 7 April 2020 to 9 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 14 April 2020 to 18 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 5:05 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 30 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 April 2020 to 05:00 on 9 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 14 April 2020 to 18 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 20 April 2020 to 25 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 5:05 am
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 30 March 2020 to 1 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 April 2020 to 4 April 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 April 2020 to 06:00 on 9 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 14 April 2020 to 18 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 5:02 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J9 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 30 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 April 2020 to 05:00 on 9 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 14 April 2020 to 18 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 20 April 2020 to 25 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 5:02 am
Location : The M6 northbound at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 30 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 April 2020 to 05:00 on 9 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 14 April 2020 to 18 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 20 April 2020 to 25 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 5:02 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 00:01 on 9 February 2020 to 23:59 on 29 April 2023.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 6:38 pm
Location : The M6 northbound at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 29 April 2023. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 5:28 pm
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J10 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 25 March 2020 to 05:00 on 30 May 2020.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 8:01 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 25 March 2020 to 05:00 on 30 May 2020.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 8:01 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 March 2020 to 05:00 on 31 March 2020.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 3:06 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 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 1 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 1 April 2020.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J10 and J9 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 29 April 2023.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 16:51 on 18 February 2020 to 23:59 on 29 April 2023.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 30 March 2020 to 06:00 on 31 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J10 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 April 2020 to 3 April 2020.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 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 : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 1 April 2020 to 3 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J8 and J10 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 1 April 2020.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M6 southbound at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 29 April 2023. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J9 and J10 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J9 and J10 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 00:01 on 9 February 2020 to 23:59 on 29 April 2023.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J11 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 00:01 on 8 February 2020 to 23:59 on 29 April 2023.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 29 April 2023.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 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 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 1 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am

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