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

Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J40 and J39 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 29 May 2017.

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Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J20 . Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 28 May 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.

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Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J20 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 28 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.

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Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J29 and J31 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadside Equipment Maintenance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:30 on 6 June 2017.

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Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J11 and J13 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadside Equipment Maintenance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2018.

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M6 Road Projects

M6 Lymes Road Parapets

We are car­ry­ing out struc­tural bridge repair work to the Lymes Road under­bridge. These repairs are nec­es­sary to improve the safety of the road/bridge.

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M6 Eccleshall Road Parapets

We are car­ry­ing out struc­tural bridge repair work to the Eccle­shall road over­bridge. These repairs are nec­es­sary to make the junc­tion safer.

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M6 Junction 19

We will be mak­ing improve­ments to junc­tion 19 of the M6

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M6 junction 13 to junction 12

We are car­ry­ing out this scheme that is intended to improve the safety for all users.

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M6 junction 8 to 7 Rushall Canal and north east spur waterproofing

Con­crete repairs to bridges car­ry­ing the motor­way over the Rushall Canal and M5 to M6 south bound link road and ren­o­vat­ing water­proof­ing and surfacing.

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