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
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
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Progress report

We’ve gathered your feedback on our 3 proposed route options. In light of the feedback received we now need to combine this with further technical assessment to help us identify the route that provides the best overall solution for the scheme.

What next?

Once we have completed our further assessment works we will make an announcement about the preferred route. We hope to make this shortly. We will publish a Public Consultation Report at the same time, which will outline your feedback together with a Scheme Assessment Report which will explain the factors that determined the choice of the preferred route. During the next stage of the project our team will work up the design of the preferred route in more detail. The preliminary design will include details on the proposed junctions, landscaping and bridges. We will hold further consultation as the design progresses to get your feedback to help refine the developing design. We will be engaging the local authority to help shape the consultation so that local people get to have their say. Once the preliminary design has been completed a draft Development Consent Order and Environmental Statement will be prepared, leading to the submission of the formal planning application to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS). A Public Examination will be held before a Commissioner appointed by PINS.

Why we need this scheme

The existing A460 and A449 suffer significant congestion and high accident rates due to large traffic volumes and the proportion of Heavy Goods Vehicles using these roads. Currently, traffic on the M54 wanting to travel north is directed off the M54 at junction 2 onto the A449 and A5 to join the M6 at junction 12 to continue north. There is no signed route on the M54 to the M6 Toll. Traffic heading for the M6 Toll leaves the motorway at junction 1 and uses the A460, past the villages of Featherstone and Shareshill, then crosses over the M6 through junction 11 to join the M6 Toll at junction T8. Traffic wishing to travel north can join the M6 at junction 11. Long distance motorway traffic having to divert off onto less suitable roads to continue their motorway journey causes delays, congestion and safety issues.

Aims

The aims of this scheme are to:
  • relieve traffic congestion on the A460, A449 and A5 providing more reliable journey times
  • improve safety and reduce driver stress; keeping the right traffic on the right roads, separating local and community traffic from long distance and business traffic
  • reduce volumes of through-traffic in villages, particularly heavy goods vehicles, improving local community access across the busy road
  • create a better traffic flow and improved routes for east-west and north-south traffic, supporting local economic growth for Telford, Shresbury, Wolverhampton, Cannock and Tamworth
  • provide good value for money
  • provide appropriate mitigation to offset any detrimental environmental effects

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J12 and J13 . Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 31 January 2017 to 3 February 2017. Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 2:55 pm
Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 30 June 2017. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Location : The A449 northbound between the junctions with the M54 and the A5 . Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:30 and 05:00 from 25 January 2017 to 27 January 2017. Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J8 and J7 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : expect disruption until 23:00 on 31 July 2017. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Location : The A449 northbound between the junctions with the M54 and the A5 . Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2018. Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J13 and J12 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadside Equipment Maintenance.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:30 and 05:00 from 25 January 2017 to 27 January 2017. Location : The M6 northbound at junction J8 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder will be closed. Schedule : From 08:00 on 22 January 2017 to 18:00 on 22 January 2017. Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 30 June 2017. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Location : The A449 southbound between the junctions with the A5 and the M54 . Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : expect disruption until 23:00 on 31 July 2017. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Location : The A449 southbound between the junctions with the A5 and the M54 . Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2018. Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J11 and J13 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadside Equipment Maintenance.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The M5 northbound at junction J1 . Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 22 January 2017 to 18:00 on 22 January 2017. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A449 northbound between the junctions with the M54 and the A5 . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 June 2017 to 30 June 2017. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 January 2017 to 30 April 2017. Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J1 and J4 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:30 and 05:00 from 23 January 2017 to 25 January 2017. Location : The M6 northbound at junction J11 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 24 January 2017 to 30 April 2017. Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 3 and 4 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 21 January 2017 to 2 February 2017. Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J7 and J8 . Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2017 to 30 April 2017. Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2018. Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J12 and J13 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadside Equipment Maintenance.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The M54 westbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:30 from 23 January 2017 to 27 January 2017. Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 21 January 2017 to 2 February 2017. Location : The M6 southbound at junction J8 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:30 from 23 January 2017 to 27 January 2017. Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:30 and 05:00 from 23 January 2017 to 25 January 2017. Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2017 to 28 January 2017. Location : The M54 westbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2017 to 25 January 2017. Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J13 and J12 . Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2017 to 28 January 2017. Location : The M54 westbound between junctions J3 and J5 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 3 and 4 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 21 January 2017 to 2 February 2017. Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J8 and J7 . Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:00 from 30 January 2017 to 2 February 2017. Location : The M54 westbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:30 and 05:00 from 23 January 2017 to 25 January 2017. Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J11A and J10A . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2017 to 28 January 2017. Location : The M54 westbound between junctions J2 and J4 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 21 January 2017 to 2 February 2017. Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2017 to 28 January 2017. Location : The M54 eastbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:30 and 05:00 from 25 January 2017 to 27 January 2017. Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J7 and J8 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The M54 westbound at junction J1 . Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:30 from 23 January 2017 to 27 January 2017. Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:30 and 05:00 from 23 January 2017 to 25 January 2017. Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J10A and J11 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2017 to 28 January 2017. Location : The M54 eastbound between junctions J4 and J2 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:30 and 05:00 from 23 January 2017 to 25 January 2017. Location : The M6 northbound at junction J11 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 21 January 2017 to 2 February 2017. Location : The M6 northbound at junction J8 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : From 22:00 on 25 January 2017 to 05:30 on 26 January 2017. Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J12 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:30 and 05:00 from 25 January 2017 to 27 January 2017. Location : The M6 southbound at junction J8 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J14 and J13 . Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 24 January 2017 to 16:00 on 24 January 2017. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:30 and 05:00 from 23 January 2017 to 25 January 2017. Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2018. Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J14 and J13 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadside Equipment Maintenance.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 January 2017 to 06:00 on 26 January 2017. Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J14 and J13 . Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 17:00 from 23 January 2017 to 3 February 2017. Reason : Horticultural works are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2018. Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J13 and J11A . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadside Equipment Maintenance.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2017 to 25 January 2017. Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J12 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : From 22:00 on 25 January 2017 to 05:30 on 26 January 2017. Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J13 and J12 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
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.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 21 January 2017 to 2 February 2017. Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm

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