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

On the M6 southbound between junctions J13 and J10A, minor delays are possible due to roadworks . Expect disruption until 8:30 am on 31 October 2015.

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On the M6 southbound exit slip at junction J8 , there are currently delays of 10 mins due to roadworks . Expect disruption until 11:59 pm on 20 November 2015.

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On the M6 northbound between junctions J10 and J11, expect delays of up to 10 mins at peak times due to roadworks closing two lanes, between 9:30 pm and 6 am, from 2 May 2015 to 30 October 2015.

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On the M6 northbound between junctions J16 and J17, expect delays of up to 10 mins at peak times due to roadworks closing two lanes, between 10 pm and 5 am, from 5 May 2015 to 30 June 2015.

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On the M6 southbound between junctions J17 and J16, expect delays of up to 10 mins at peak times due to roadworks closing two lanes, between 10 pm and 5 am, from 5 May 2015 to 30 June 2015.

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M6 Road Projects

M6 Junctions 16-19

We are con­vert­ing the M6 into a Smart Motor­way between junc­tions 16 and 19

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M6 Congleton Road and Malkins Bank Bridge Works

Repair works will be under­taken on both the Con­gle­ton Road and Malkins Bank bridges

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M6 Junction 33-34 Northbound Verge Renewals

Improve­ments will be made to the verge on the M6 between Junc­tions 33 and 34

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M6/A38(M) Gravelly Hill Interchange Waterproofing Schemes

We are car­ry­ing out works to replace the water­proof­ing and sur­fac­ing at var­i­ous loca­tions on Grav­elly Hill Interchange

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