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:  ÂŁ78 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2022-23
Programme:  

Progress report


Footpath closure

We’ve recently closed the footpath that runs across the junction, so we can safely start work to widen the A454 Wolverhampton Road West, the slip roads and the roundabout itself. This closure was originally scheduled for the 13 July 2020, but we needed to carry out additional vegetation clearance on the alternative route to ensure it is safe to use. The footpath will be closed until August 2021.

An alternative route is available via Bloxwich Lane, Churchill Road and Queen Elizabeth Avenue, which is a route we have recently improved. Please view our map for the alternative route.

We’ve also closed the footpath on the Wolverhampton Road from Pisces Fish and Chip shop, up to Tempus Drive. This will be closed for 6 weeks and an alternative pedestrian route is available.

Utility surveys

Since February, we have completed vegetation clearance around the junction. We’ve also carried out non-intrusive surveys of buried existing services such as electricity, gas, BT using ground penetrating radar (GPR) to verify their locations. Currently, we have three drilling and grouting rigs on site that are grouting redundant mines below the new bridges and retaining walls. This will ensure that the ground is stable and secure for when we put the new bridges in.

We’ve also started construction of our main site compound, which will be in John Hill’s yard to the east of the junction.

We’ve closed one lane on the M6, through the junction to allow us enough working space to enable the construction of the new bridge abutments.


View an image of how the works are progressing

View illustration of the completed junction.

What’s next?

Over the next few months we’ll be:

  • moving the traffic signals so we can make alterations to the roundabout
  • piling work for the new bridges on the M6
  • working on the Black country route to allow an additional lane westbound
  • carrying out preparation work for the retaining walls on all four slip roads

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 northbound exit slip at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 9 August 2020 to 05:00 on 10 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 17 August 2020 to 21 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 August 2020 to 05:00 on 22 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 4:01 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 7 August 2020 to 05:00 on 22 December 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:00 pm
Location : The M54 westbound between the M6 and junction J1 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 17:00 from 10 August 2020 to 14 August 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 4:01 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound between junction J1 and the M6 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 17:00 from 10 August 2020 to 14 August 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 4:01 pm
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 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 12:20 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound entry slip at junction J1 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 9 August 2020 to 06:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 11:50 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: August 6, 2020, 4:53 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: August 6, 2020, 2:48 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junction J1 and the M6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 9:42 am
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J10 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 31 October 2020.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 12:02 pm
Location : The M54 westbound between the M6 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 10 August 2020 to 05:30 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 8:13 pm
Location : The M54 westbound exit slip at junction J1 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 10 August 2020 to 05:30 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 8:13 pm
Location : The M54 westbound entry slip at junction J1 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 10 August 2020 to 05:30 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 8:13 pm
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: July 31, 2020, 12:30 pm
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: July 31, 2020, 12:28 pm
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: July 31, 2020, 12:28 pm
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: July 31, 2020, 12:27 pm
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: July 31, 2020, 12:27 pm
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: July 31, 2020, 12:27 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J6 and J7 . 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 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 28 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J7 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am

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