M5 junction 6 improvementRecently updated

M5 junction 6 improvement work

Region:  West Midlands
Start date:  25 January 2018
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  21 December 2018
Programme:  

Progress report

This scheme is part of the government’s Road Investment Strategy to enhance, renew and improve the network. It is the final phase of a package of ongoing investment in the junctions along this key strategic route. We have already completed junction improvement work at junctions 5 and 7. We also recently upgraded the section between junctions 4a to 6 to a Smart Motorway.

We're holding 2 drop-in events where you can meet our project teams and learn more about the scheme:

  • Thursday, 14th December – 1pm to 8pm – Worcester Warriors, Sixways Stadium, Warriors Way, Worcester, WR3 8ZE
  • Monday 18th December – 1pm to 8pm – Chateau Impney Hotel & Exhibition Centre, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, WR9 0BN

Representatives from the M5 junctions 1 to 2 Oldbury project team will also be at the drop-in sessions to provide an update on progress so far.

Timeline

Date Event
January 2018 Appointment of contractor, advanced work start
February 2018 Main work to start
December 2018 Work completed

Why we need this scheme

We announced a number of major schemes in our Delivery Plan as part of the Government’s 5-year Road Investment Strategy (RIS) from 2015 -2020. This included junction improvement work at junctions 5, 6 and 7 of the M5. We have completed improvements to junctions 5 and 7 and plan to carry out work at junction 6 next year.

Aims

The aims of this scheme are to:

  • improve journey times
  • reduce congestion
  • support local and strategic economic growth

The scheme in detail

As part of the improvement scheme at junction 6, work will take place to increase the capacity of the junction by widening the roundabout, slip roads and all the approaches, as well as add an extra lane and put traffic signals on the A449 approach to help regulate the flow and reduce queues.

We’re finalising the detailed programme of work and we’ll try to keep any disruption to a minimum.

This is a period of important investment in the M5 and we appreciate that there has been a significant amount of roadworks in this region over the past few years. We would like to thank you for your patience while we make sure this route can serve commuters and other drivers for many years to come.

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J5 and J4A . Lane Closures : Lane four is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 30 April 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 2:22 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J8 and J7 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 24 January 2018 to 18:00 on 24 January 2018.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 12:00 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J5 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 23:00 and 05:00 from 28 January 2018 to 28 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 21, 2018, 11:11 pm
Location : The M42 northbound entry slip at junction J4A from M5 North. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 23:00 and 05:00 from 28 January 2018 to 28 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 21, 2018, 11:11 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J5 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 23:00 and 05:00 from 28 January 2018 to 28 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 21, 2018, 11:11 pm
Location : The M5 northbound exit slip at junction J5 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 23:00 and 05:00 from 28 January 2018 to 28 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 21, 2018, 11:11 pm
Location : The M5 northbound exit slip at junction J5 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 23:00 and 05:00 from 28 January 2018 to 28 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2018, 11:11 pm
Location : The M5 northbound entry slip at junction J5 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 23:00 and 05:00 from 28 January 2018 to 28 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 21, 2018, 11:11 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J4A and J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 23:00 and 05:00 from 28 January 2018 to 28 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2018, 11:10 pm
Location : The M5 northbound entry slip at junction J5 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 23:00 and 05:00 from 28 January 2018 to 28 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2018, 11:10 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J5 and J4A . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 23:00 and 05:00 from 28 January 2018 to 28 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2018, 11:10 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J5 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 28 January 2018 to 05:00 on 28 January 2019.
Posted: January 21, 2018, 11:10 pm
Location : The M42 northbound entry slip at junction J4A from M5 North. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 23:00 and 05:00 from 28 January 2018 to 28 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2018, 11:10 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J4A and J5 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 January 2018 to 05:30 on 29 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2018, 10:23 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J5 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 January 2018 to 05:30 on 29 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2018, 10:23 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J6 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 January 2018 to 05:30 on 29 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2018, 10:23 pm
Location : The M5 northbound exit slip at junction J5 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 January 2018 to 05:30 on 29 January 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 21, 2018, 10:23 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J6 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 25 January 2018 to 05:00 on 26 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 18, 2018, 10:11 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J6 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 23 January 2018 to 06:00 on 24 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 16, 2018, 9:40 pm
Location : The M5 northbound entry slip at junction J6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 23 January 2018 to 06:00 on 24 January 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 16, 2018, 9:40 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 23 January 2018 to 06:00 on 24 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 16, 2018, 9:40 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J5 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 06:04 on 16 January 2018 to 06:00 on 30 April 2019.
Posted: January 16, 2018, 6:14 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J4A and J4 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 30 April 2019.
Posted: January 16, 2018, 6:14 pm

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