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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

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 work to M42 junction 9 in Warwickshire

A Highways Agency scheme aimed at reducing congestion on the M42 at junction 9 near Curdworth, Warwickshire gets underway next week.

Date: 7 November 2013

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

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

New roads maintenance contract for the West Midlands

The Highways Agency has awarded its sixth ground-breaking Asset Support Contract.

Date: 31 December 2013

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 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 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 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 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 11 November to Sunday 17 November 2013

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 7 November 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: 7 November 2013

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Planned roadworks in West Midlands: Weekly summary for Monday 16 December to Sunday 22 December 2013

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 13 December 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 December 2013

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Planned roadworks in West Midlands: Weekly summary for Monday 18 November to Sunday 24 November 2013

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 15 November 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: 15 November 2013

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Planned roadworks in West Midlands: Weekly summary for Monday 2 December to Sunday 8 December 2013

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 29 November 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: 29 November 2013

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

Planned roadworks in West Midlands: Weekly summary for Monday 25 November to Sunday 1 December 2013

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 21 November 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 November 2013

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Planned roadworks in West Midlands: Weekly summary for Monday 9 December to Sunday 15 December 2013

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 6 December 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: 6 December 2013

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Resurfacing work starts on M6 at junction 4 near Birmingham

The Highways Agency is to resurface the M6 at junction 4 near Coleshill, Birmingham, from Saturday 14 December.

Date: 2 December 2013

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 closure of A449 between Brewood and Gailey, Staffordshire

The Highways Agency is to carry out road repairs on the A449 between the Four Ashes junction at Brewood and the A5 Gailey Roundabout in Staffordshire from Wednesday 27 November.

Date: 15 November 2013

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 of overnight closures on the M6 in Staffordshire for resurfacing and repair work

The Highways Agency is advising road users there will be a number of overnight closures on a section of the M6 for three months from 25 November so a new road surface can be laid and bridge joints can be repaired.

Date: 8 November 2013

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

Roads Minister announces January start of work for M1 Junction 19 Improvement near Catthorpe, Leicestershire

Work on the M1 Junction 19 Improvement Scheme near Catthorpe, Leicestershire, will start in January, Roads Minster Robert Goodwill has announced today.

Date: 11 December 2013

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: Boxing Day sales will mean busy time on the M6 near Birmingham

The Highways Agency today urged drivers to think carefully about their journeys if they are planning to drive to the Boxing Day sales, especially around junction 9 of the M6.

Date: 23 December 2013

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: Drivers warned of possible delays on M5 near Birmingham ahead of football derby

Football fans heading to the Birmingham derby tonight are being advised to plan their routes carefully ahead of a busy night on the M5 near junction 1.

Date: 25 November 2013

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Traffic bulletin: Drivers warned of possible delays on M5 near Birmingham ahead of football match

Football fans heading to Birmingham tonight are being advised to plan their routes carefully ahead of a busy night on the M5 near junction 1.

Date: 4 December 2013

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

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 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