M54 to M6/M6 (Toll) Link RoadRecently updated

We are proposing a link between the M54, M6 and the M6 (Toll).

Region:  West Midlands
Start date:  TBC
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
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Progress report

We are currently holding a consultation on options for a new link road from the M54 to the M6 and the M6 Toll, running until Friday 13 October 2017. We would like to hear your views. Please visit our consultation page to have your say.

What next?

Once the consultation ends, your feedback, together with our ongoing technical work will determine which option is most suitable to take forward. Once we have completed this work, we will announce a preferred route for the scheme.

Timeline

Event Date
Announce preferred route Late 2017
Consultation on proposed Development Consent Order Autumn 2018
Submit Development Consent Order Application Summer 2019
Individuals and organisations register as interested parties and submit representations Summer 2019
Start of DCO hearing (examination) Winter 2019
Secretary of State decision on DCO application Winter 2020
Start of construction Spring 2021
End of construction Spring 2024

Why we need this scheme

There is no direct motorway link from the M54 to the M6 north or M6 Toll. This means high volumes of both long distance and local traffic use the local roads to travel this route. The government identified the need for this scheme in its 2014 Road Investment Strategy. The current direct link from the M54 to the M6/M6 Toll is the A460, which passes through the villages of Featherstone and Shareshill. The A460 suffers significant congestion and high accident rates due to large traffic volumes; journey times are almost doubled during peak hours; and there are also air quality issues in the villages and along the route. An alternative route is the A449/A5. However, this route is also congested and has a number of junctions along its length.

Aims

Improving the link between the M54 and the M6/M6 Toll will:
  • relieve traffic congestion on the A460, A449, and A5, providing more reliable journey times
  • enhance facilities for local residents, pedestrians, cyclists, and equestrians
  • support local economic growth for Telford, Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton, Cannock, and Tamworth by improving traffic flow and enhanced east-west and north-south routes
  • keep the right traffic on the right roads by separating local traffic from long-distance and business traffic

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J13 and J14 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 19:00 from 20 November 2017 to 24 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 19:00 from 27 November 2017 to 1 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 19:00 from 4 December 2017 to 8 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 19:00 from 11 December 2017 to 15 December 2017.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 7:00 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J14 and J13 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2018.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 6:16 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J14 and J10A . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 13:50 on 15 November 2017 to 18:00 on 31 January 2018.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 6:16 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 12:47 on 28 August 2017 to 06:00 on 31 August 2018.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 6:04 pm
Location : The M6 southbound at junction J11A . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2018.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 5:47 pm
Location : The A5 northbound between the A461 and the junction with the A452 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 3 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A449 southbound between the junctions with the A5 and the M54 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:00 on 17 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junction J1 and the M6 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:00 on 15 November 2017 to 06:00 on 2 March 2018.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A5 southbound between the A452 and the junction with the A461 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 3 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M5 southbound entry slip at junction J1 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 November 2017 to 06:00 on 14 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2017 to 22 November 2017. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 November 2017 to 06:00 on 30 November 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M6 northbound at junction J11A . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2018.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 November 2017 to 06:00 on 14 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2017 to 22 November 2017. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 November 2017 to 06:00 on 30 November 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 18 November 2017 to 06:00 on 19 November 2017. Schedule : From 21:30 on 29 November 2017 to 06:00 on 30 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A5 northbound between the A461 and the junction with the A452 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 08:00 on 30 October 2017 to 17:00 on 18 March 2018.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A5 southbound between the A452 and the junction with the A461 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 08:00 on 30 October 2017 to 17:00 on 18 March 2018.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2017 to 25 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 17 November 2017 to 06:00 on 18 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2017 to 25 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 27 November 2017 to 30 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound entry slip at junction J2 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2017 to 25 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 November 2017 to 2 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 December 2017 to 9 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 December 2017 to 16 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J10A and J11 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2018.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 1 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between the M6 northbound and junction J1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:00 on 15 November 2017 to 06:00 on 2 March 2018.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J8 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 31 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound exit slip at junction J1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 November 2017 to 06:00 on 18 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2017 to 22 November 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The A449 northbound between the junctions with the M54 and the A5 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:00 on 17 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound exit slip at junction J1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 13 November 2017 to 06:00 on 22 November 2017.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound between junction J1 and the M6 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 November 2017 to 06:00 on 18 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2017 to 24 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M54 westbound exit slip at junction J1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2017 to 26 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 November 2017 to 3 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 December 2017 to 10 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 December 2017 to 17 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M6 northbound at junction J11 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2018.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M54 westbound between junctions J2 and J5 . Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:30 from 20 November 2017 to 24 November 2017. Schedule : From 09:00 on 27 November 2017 to 16:30 on 27 November 2017.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J14 and J13 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:30 and 06:00 from 22 November 2017 to 25 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M54 westbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 20 November 2017 to 18:00 on 20 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J14 and J13 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:30 and 06:00 from 22 November 2017 to 24 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M54 westbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 21 November 2017 to 18:00 on 21 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 22 November 2017 to 18:00 on 22 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J11A and J10A . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2018.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2017 to 25 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 November 2017 to 2 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 December 2017 to 9 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 December 2017 to 16 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J10A and J11A . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 13:50 on 15 November 2017 to 18:00 on 31 January 2018.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound at junction J2 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 November 2017 to 06:00 on 16 December 2017.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M6 southbound at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:30 and 05:00 from 20 November 2017 to 23 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:00 on 4 November 2017 to 06:00 on 23 December 2017.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J11 and J10A . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2017 to 25 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 November 2017 to 06:00 on 18 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2017 to 24 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound between junction J2 and the M6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2017 to 25 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 November 2017 to 2 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 December 2017 to 9 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 December 2017 to 16 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J10 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:30 and 05:00 from 20 November 2017 to 23 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound between junction J2 and the M6 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 9 November 2017 to 06:00 on 24 November 2017.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 November 2017 to 26 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound entry slip at junction J1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 November 2017 to 06:00 on 18 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2017 to 22 November 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 17 November 2017 to 06:00 on 18 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2017 to 25 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 27 November 2017 to 30 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm

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    Our consultation on the options for a new link road from the M54 to the M6 and the M6 Toll, will run until Friday, 13 October 2017. Your views are important to us, please
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