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Boost for drivers and Midlands’ economy as latest smart motorway goes live on M6 The Midlands got a boost today with the launch of the latest stretch of ‘smart motorway’, making greater use of technology on the M6 near Birmingham, bringing improved journeys and less congestion.

Date: 16 April 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Bridge work on M6 junction 2 near Coventry

The Highways Agency is to replace bridge joints on the M6 near junction 2 near Coventry from Monday 31 March for two weeks.

Date: 17 March 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Bridge work starts on M6 at Gravelly Hill, Birmingham

The Highways Agency is to carry out bridge repair work on the M6 near junction 6 at Gravelly Hill, Birmingham, from Monday 10 February.

Date: 3 February 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Bridge work to start over M5 and M6 in the West Midlands The Lye Close Lane overbridge, just south of the M5 junction 3 near Frankley, will be closed for three nights, from 9pm to 5am with traffic diverted via Lapal Lane South, Manor Way, Manor Lane and Carters Lane.

Date: 27 May 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Improved road surface on M6 junction 10 to 10a near Walsall

Road users are advised of a series of overnight closures on the M6 between junction 10 at Walsalland junction 11 at Cheslyn Hay from Monday 10 February.

Date: 3 February 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Improvement scheme at M6 junction 6 Salford Circus roundabout in Birmingham Work to enhance safety and improve traffic flow at a busy M6 roundabout in Birmingham gets underway next week.

Date: 27 May 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Improvement work at A5 Churchbridge junction in Cannock Work is underway to improve safety and reduce congestion at the A5 Churchbridge junction with the M6 Toll in Cannock.

Date: 23 July 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

M6 hard shoulder trials mark the countdown to scheme completion

The Highways Agency will be testing the newly-installed smart motorway systems on the hard shoulder of the M6 between J6 and J8 from Sunday 16 February. This marks the final stage before this section of the scheme fully opens as the scheme nears completion

Date: 13 February 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

M6 junction 3 slip roads near Coventry to be resurfaced The Highways Agency will be resurfacing the M6 junction 3 slip roads near Coventry from Tuesday 20 May.

Date: 9 May 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

New date for overnight resurfacing on M42 between junctions 9 and 10 near Tamworth Overnight resurfacing on the M42 northbound between junction 9 and junction 10 at Tamworth will now start on Wednesday 4 June.

Date: 3 June 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

New lights to be installed on M6/M42 link road at Coleshill, Birmingham

Work to replace lighting columns on the M6/M42 link road between junctions 5 and 4 of the M6 at Coleshill, Birmingham, starts on Monday 20 January.

Date: 13 January 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Next phase of work starts to improve key junction for Birmingham Airport and NEC The next phase of work to increase the number of lanes linking the M42 to Birmingham Airport, the NEC and other key destinations starts on Friday (18 July).

Date: 16 July 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Overnight barrier replacement on M69, Warwickshire

Work to replace the safety barrier on the M69 in Warwickshire is due to start on Monday 10 March.

Date: 3 March 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Overnight bridge work on M42 near Coleshill Overnight work to replace expansion joints on a link road bridge at junction 7a near Coleshill starts on Thursday 19 June for two nights.

Date: 13 June 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Overnight bridge work on M5 to M6 link road near West Bromwich

Overnight work to replace bridge expansion joints on the M5 to M6 link road between West Bromwich and Walsall starts on Monday 10 March for six weeks.

Date: 4 March 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Overnight closure of M42 to M6 link road near Birmingham The M42 junction 8 southbound link road to the M6 northbound will be closed overnight on Monday 19 May for resurfacing.

Date: 8 May 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Overnight closures and slip road closures for M6 Junction 10a to 13 Smart Motorway Scheme

As part of the ongoing smart motorway upgrade near Birmingham, which will result in reduced congestion and more reliable journey times for road users, drivers are being advised that there will be overnight closures and some slip road closures on the M6 between junctions 10a and 13. From Tuesday 26 August, and for the following 15…

Date: 22 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Overnight closures of M6 near Rugby

Overnight work to install new solar road studs on the M6 between junction 1 and junction 2 near Rugby starts on Monday 17 February.

Date: 3 February 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Overnight closures of the M1 at junction 19 Catthorpe, Leicestershire There will be a number of overnight closures on the M1 at junction 19 near Catthorpe, Leicestershire, during the week of 26 May as part of the Highways Agency’s ongoing work at the junction.

Date: 13 May 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Overnight closures of the M6 at Catthorpe, Leicestershire

Road users are advised that there will be three overnight closures of the M6 at its junction with the M1 junction 19 at Catthorpe within the next week as part of the Highways Agency’s ongoing improvement scheme.

Date: 19 March 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Overnight closures on M5 near West Bromwich The Highways Agency is to carry out overnight carriageway repairs on the M5 southbound near West Bromwich from Saturday 17 May.

Date: 8 May 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Overnight road closures as part of bridge work over M6 near Trentham, Staffordshire Overnight work to replace expansion joints on the bridge which carries Barthomley Road over the M6 near Trentham, Staffordshire, starts on Monday 23 June for three nights.

Date: 13 June 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Overnight slip road closures at M6 junction 16 near Stoke-on-Trent

The southbound entry slip road at junction 16 of the M6 near Stoke-on-Trent will be closed for repairs for seven nights from Monday 7 April.

Date: 24 March 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Planned road works in West Midlands: Weekly summary for Monday 17 February to Sunday 23 February 2014

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 14 February but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

Date: 14 February 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Planned road works in West Midlands: Weekly summary for Monday 17 March to Sunday 23 March 2014

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 14 March but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

Date: 13 March 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Planned road works in West Midlands: Weekly summary for Monday 24 February to Sunday 02 March 2014

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 21 February but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

Date: 21 February 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Planned road works in West Midlands: Weekly summary for Monday 24 March to Sunday 30 March 2014

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 21 March but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

Date: 21 March 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Planned road works in West Midlands: Weekly summary for Monday 27 January to Sunday 2 February 2014

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 24 January but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

Date: 24 January 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Planned road works in West Midlands: Weekly summary for Monday 3 February to Sunday 9 February 2014

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 31 January but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

Date: 31 January 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Planned road works in West Midlands: Weekly summary for Monday 3 March to Sunday 09 March 2014

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 27 February but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

Date: 28 February 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Planned road works in West Midlands: Weekly summary for Monday 31 March to Sunday 6 April 2014

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 28 March but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

Date: 28 March 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Planned roadworks in West Midlands: Weekly summary for Monday 20 January to Sunday 26 January 2014

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 17 January but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

Date: 17 January 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Reminder: Travel advice for road users heading to V Festival The Highways Agency is reminding road users to be prepared when travelling to the Midlands’ biggest music festival, which is being staged at Weston Park in Staffordshire this weekend.

Date: 13 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Repair and re-waterproofing work starts on M6 Walsall canal bridge The first phase of work to replace joints and re-waterproof the deck of the Walsall canal bridge between junctions 10 and 9 of the M6 will take place from tonight (28 April).

Date: 28 April 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Residents invited to drop-in sessions ahead of M6 resurfacing work near Penkridge, Staffordshire Drop in sessions are being held to reassure those living near the M6 in Staffordshire ahead of construction work which could cause some disruption.

Date: 8 May 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Resurfacing work starts on M6 between junctions 3 and 3a near Coventry

The Highways Agency is to resurface the M6 between junctions 3 and 3a near Corley Services, Coventry, from Monday 17 March.

Date: 12 March 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Road users advised of M6 closures for resurfacing near Stoke-on-Trent The Highways Agency will be resurfacing the M6 between junctions 15 and 16 near Stoke-on-Trent from Monday 14 April.

Date: 9 April 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Road users advised of overnight closures of M6 in Staffordshire

The Highways Agency will be replacing road markings and studs on the M6 between junction 14 at Stafford and junction 15 at Stoke-on-Trent from Monday 31 March.

Date: 20 March 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Road users advised of overnight closures on M69 near Coventry

The Highways Agency will be carrying out overnight drainage and road marking work on the M69 near Coventry from Monday 7 April.

Date: 24 March 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Road users advised to plan ahead as three major road improvements in the Midlands get underway in January

Road users are advised to allow extra time for their journeys as three major road improvements start in the Midlands early in the New Year.

Date: 2 January 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Safety improvement work on the M6 in Staffordshire

The Highways Agency is to carry out safety improvement work on the M6 near Stoke from Monday 10 March.

Date: 24 February 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Safety improvement work on the M6 in Staffordshire

The Highways Agency is to carry out safety improvement work on the M6 near Stoke from Monday 7 April.

Date: 31 March 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Safety improvements on M6 in Staffordshire

Work to improve safety for road users on the M6 between junctions 14 and 15 in Staffordshire will start on Monday (10 March).

Date: 4 March 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Safety work to be carried out on bridge over the M6 near Stafford

The Highways Agency is to carry out safety work on the bridge that carries Ash Flats Lane over the M6 between junction 13 and 14 near Stafford from Tuesday 1 April.

Date: 26 March 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Traffic bulletin: Delays on M6 northbound in Birmingham due to multi-vehicle collision

Motorists are being advised of delays on the M6 northbound at the junction 7 interchange with the M5, due to a multi-vehicle road traffic accident.

Date: 31 January 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Traffic bulletin: Final overnight closures planned on M6 smart motorway project during spring

The Highways Agency is advising motorists of a series of planned overnight closures on the M6 in Birmingham so technology can be installed and new road surfaces laid.

Date: 26 February 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Traffic Bulletin: M6 northbound closed between junction 6 and 7 due to incident. Highways Agency advises drivers to seek alternative routes and allow extra time for journeys

The M6 northbound is closed between junction 6 at Gravelly Hill and junction 7 at Great Barr, Birmingham, due to a serious incident.

Date: 11 March 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Traffic Bulletin: M6 northbound remains closed between junction 6 and 7, Birmingham

The northbound M6 remains closed between junction 6 at Gravelly Hill and junction 7 at Great Barr, Birmingham, following an incident involving an HGV earlier today.

Date: 11 March 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Traffic bulletin: M6 to be closed southbound tonight near Stoke-on-Trent

Drivers are advised the M6 will be closed tonight between junction 16 and 15 to allow cranes to remove three lorries from the embankment after an incident earlier today.

Date: 31 January 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Traffic bulletin: Motorists warned of delays on M6 between junctions 15 to 14 in Staffordshire

Motorists are being warned of delays on the M6 between junctions 15 to 14 following an incident earlier this morning.

Date: 27 March 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Traffic bulletin: Overnight closures planned on the M6 near Birmingham during January and February


The Highways Agency is advising motorists of a series of planned overnight closures on the M6 in Birmingham, as part of the M6 J5 to J8 smart motorway scheme, so overhead gantry equipment can be installed and a new road surface laid.

Date: 2 January 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Travel advice for road users heading to V Festival With just over a week to go until the 2014 V Festival, the Highways Agency is reminding road users to be prepared when travelling to the Midlands’ biggest music festival, which is being staged at Weston Park in Staffordshire from 16 to 17 August.

Date: 8 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Weekend testing on the M6 near Birmingham ahead of smart motorway opening

The Highways Agency is to carry out tests on a section of smart motorway in Birmingham which is scheduled to become operational by the beginning of March.

Date: 20 February 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Weekend testing on the M6 near Birmingham ahead of smart motorway opening

Hard shoulder running tests will take place this Sunday, 30 March on a short stretch of the M6 in Birmingham, with a view to an extra lane becoming fully operational by Easter. A further day of testing on Sunday 6 April may also be needed.

Date: 27 March 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Work starts to close layby on A500 at Hanchurch, Staffordshire An eight day scheme to permanently close a layby on the A500 at Hanchurch, near Newcastle-Under-Lyme starts on Tuesday 27 May.

Date: 16 May 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Work starts to close layby on A500 at Hanchurch, Staffordshire An eight day scheme to permanently close a layby on the A500 at Hanchurch, near Newcastle-Under-Lyme is now due to start on Tuesday 10 June.

Date: 4 June 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Work starts to reduce congestion at M6 junction 16, near Barthomley, Staffordshire Overnight work to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow at junction 16 of the M6 near Barthomley, Staffordshire, starts on Monday 23 June.

Date: 18 June 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Work to start on M6 Pleck Loop Bridge, Walsall

Maintenance work on the M6 Pleck Loop Bridge near Walsall is due to start on Tuesday 11 March.

Date: 27 February 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands