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 17:00 on 24 August 2016. Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J23 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs.

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 07:30 on 2 July 2016 to 18:00 on 2 July 2016. Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J41 and J42 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.

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Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J15 and J16 . Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 17:00 from 11 July 2016 to 15 July 2016. Reason : Roadworks are planned.

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : From 22:00 on 4 July 2016 to 06:00 on 5 July 2016. Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J13 and J14 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : From 22:00 on 2 July 2016 to 05:00 on 3 July 2016. Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J20 from M56 east. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned.

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M6 Road Projects

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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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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