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.

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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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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:00 from 28 January 2020 to 31 January 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:00 from 3 February 2020 to 7 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:00 from 10 February 2020 to 12 February 2020.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 4:13 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J4 and J7 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:00 from 28 January 2020 to 31 January 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:00 from 3 February 2020 to 7 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:00 from 10 February 2020 to 12 February 2020.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 4:13 pm
Location : The M6 southbound at junction J8 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 27 January 2020 to 05:00 on 28 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 10:32 am
Location : The M6 southbound. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 24 January 2020 to 05:00 on 1 April 2020.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 6:05 am
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J9 . Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 January 2020 to 06:00 on 28 January 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 6:06 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J8 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 January 2020 to 05:00 on 1 April 2020.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 9:15 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 27 January 2020 to 1 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 6 February 2020 to 8 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 10 February 2020 to 15 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 17 February 2020 to 22 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 9:15 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 27 January 2020 to 1 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 6 February 2020 to 8 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 10 February 2020 to 15 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 17 February 2020 to 22 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 9:15 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 27 January 2020 to 1 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 6 February 2020 to 8 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 10 February 2020 to 15 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 17 February 2020 to 22 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 9:15 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J8 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 February 2020 to 05:00 on 3 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 9:15 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 27 January 2020 to 1 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 6 February 2020 to 8 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 10 February 2020 to 15 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 17 February 2020 to 20 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 9:15 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 February 2020 to 05:00 on 2 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 9:15 am
Location : The M6 southbound at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 February 2020 to 05:00 on 2 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 9:15 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J10 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 February 2020 to 05:00 on 2 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 9:15 am
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J9 . Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 January 2020 to 30 January 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 9:13 am
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J7 . Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 January 2020 to 1 February 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 9:13 am

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