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 22:00 on 2 March 2017. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J35 and J33 . Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs.

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Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 22 February 2017. Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J3 and J3A . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs.

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Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2018. 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 06:00 on 30 November 2017. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : Lane three is closed. Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J19 and J16 . Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs.

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 February 2017 to 06:00 on 25 February 2017. Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J26 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.

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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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