M6

The M6, also known as the back­bone of Britain, is a north-south motor­way link­ing Rugby at J19 of the M1 to Carlisle  where the motor­way ends at the A74(M).

At 257.5 miles it holds the title of England’s longest motor­way and at Pre­ston it includes the first sec­tion of motor­way in the coun­try - the Pre­ston Bypass opened on 5 Decem­ber 1958 by the then Prime Min­is­ter Harold Macmillan.

M6 Traffic Information

Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 30 September 2016. Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J13 and J14 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadside Equipment Maintenance.

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Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 8 June 2016. Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J17 and J16 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks.

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Period : expect disruption until 16:00 on 30 October 2016. Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J19 and J16 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs.

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 9 May 2016 to 11 May 2016. Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J1 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.

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Location : The M6 southbound between junction J1 and the M1 . Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 9 May 2016 to 11 May 2016. Reason : Road repairs are planned.

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M6 Road Projects

M6 Junction 2 to Junction 4 Smart Motorway

We pro­pose to improve the M6 by mak­ing it a Smart Motor­way between Junc­tions 2 and 4

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M6 junction 13 to junction 15 smart motorway

We pro­pose to improve the M6 by mak­ing it a smart motor­way between junc­tions 13 and 15

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M6 Junction 10 Improvement

Wal­sall Coun­cil and High­ways Eng­land are devel­op­ing plans to pro­vide a long term improve­ment to M6 Junc­tion 10.

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M6 junctions 19-20 vehicle restraint system works and bridge strengthening works

Between junc­tions 19 and 20 a safety bar­rier will be installed in the cen­tral reser­va­tion. In addi­tions three bridges will be strengthened

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M6 Junctions 16-19

We are con­vert­ing the M6 into a smart motor­way between junc­tions 16 and 19

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