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 : from 21:02 on 1 July 2016 to 06:00 on 23 December 2017. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J6 . Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs.

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Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J17 and J16 . Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 1 August 2016 to 16:30 on 5 August 2016. Reason : Horticultural works are planned.

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Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J16 and J17 . Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 28 July 2016 to 16:30 on 29 July 2016. Reason : Horticultural works are planned.

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Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 26 July 2016. Location : The M6 northbound at junction J14 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency Litter Clearance.

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Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 26 July 2016. Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J15 and J14 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency Litter Clearance.

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M6 Road Projects

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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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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