M6 junction 10 improvementRecently updated

Highways England and Walsall Council are developing plans to provide a long term improvement to M6 junction 10.

Region:  West Midlands
Start date:  2018
Cost:  £64.5 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2020
Programme:  

Progress report

We have decided to take forward option 1b for this scheme. We will now work with Walsall Planning Authority to gain planning approval, with the aim of starting construction in 2018.

View our design option and find out why we chose this design.

We invited you to come along to one of our public information events to view our plans and discuss the reasons we have selected our design option. These were held on:

  • Wednesday 15 Feb 2-8pm - Village Hotel, Tempus Ten, Walsall, WS2 8TJ
  • Monday 20 Feb 12-4pm - Holiday Inn, W'ton Road West, Walsall, WS2 0BS
  • Saturday 25 Feb 11am to 2pm - Boundary Mill, Bentley Mill Way, Walsall WS2 0LE

What’s next

The planning process will start during summer 2017. Walsall Planning Authority is required to undertake a formal period of public consultation, prior to deciding the outcome of the planning application.

Anyone can respond to a planning consultation, even if they are not directly affected. We'll let you know here when you can comment and you'll also see the dates in the local press.

If we are successful in gaining planning approval, we will work up a final detailed design of the scheme. We anticipate that construction of the scheme will start in 2018, take approximately 2 years to build, and will be open to traffic during 2020.

Timeline

Event Date
Public consultation December 2015
Planning process Summer 2017
Start of construction 2018
Open for traffic 2020

Why we need this scheme

The M6 junction 10 currently experiences significant congestion and traffic delays, particularly during morning and evening peak times. Road capacity problems have been identified as one of the main transport issues facing the Black Country within the West Midlands Local Transport Plan. Highways England is working collaboratively with Walsall council to deliver the scheme within the current budget and to meet commitments made in our Delivery Plan and Walsall Council’s major transport scheme priorities for the period 2015-19.

The scheme in detail

Here is the design option we will take forward for this scheme.

M6 junction 10 visualisation before M6 junction 10 visualisation after

During 2016 we carefully assessed 2 design options for this scheme:

  • Option 1a: Two new straight four lane bridges
  • Option 1b: Two new curved four lane bridges

We asked your views in December 2015 and 92% of you said that you wanted to see an improvement at this roundabout, with a preference for Option 1b. We took these views into account in our technical assessment.

We decided to take option 1b forward because it would:

  • be most effective at reducing congestion
  • offer the best value for money
  • be a lower cost to build
  • offer the best improvement in terms of road safety
  • provide easier and safer movement for pedestrians and cyclists

Aims

The aims of the scheme are to:
  • reduce congestion, rat-running and queues to create a freer-flowing road network
  • support economic growth by improving access to motorways and Walsall Enterprise Zone sites, attracting new business and development to the area
  • provide a safe, well maintained road network
  • avoid future major maintenance by replacing the bridges now
  • improve conditions for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders at the junction

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The M5 southbound between the M6 northbound and junction J1 . Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:38 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:09 pm
Location : The M6 southbound at junction J10 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1, 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There are three of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:03 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:01 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 : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 24 July 2017 to 29 July 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 31 July 2017 to 5 August 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 7 August 2017 to 12 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:00 pm
Location : The M54 westbound between the M6 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 24 July 2017 to 29 July 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 31 July 2017 to 5 August 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 7 August 2017 to 12 August 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:00 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound between junction J1 and the M6 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:00 pm
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J9 . Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:57 pm
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J10 . Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:57 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J10 and J8 . Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:57 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound entry slip at junction J1 . Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:34 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound exit slip at junction J1 . Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:11 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between the M6 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:03 pm
Location : The M54 eastbound at junction J1 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:03 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J10 and J9 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 24 July 2017 to 29 July 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 31 July 2017 to 5 August 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 7 August 2017 to 12 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 24 July 2017 to 29 July 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 31 July 2017 to 5 August 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 7 August 2017 to 12 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
From Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J8 . To Location : The M5 southbound between the M6 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 July 2017 to 28 July 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 July 2017 to 06:00 on 30 July 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 August 2017 to 06:00 on 30 August 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The M54 westbound between the M6 and junction J1 . Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 12:00 on 21 July 2017 to 17:00 on 21 July 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 12:00 and 17:00 from 24 July 2017 to 28 July 2017. Schedule : From 12:00 on 31 July 2017 to 17:00 on 31 July 2017.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J9 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 24 July 2017 to 29 July 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 31 July 2017 to 5 August 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 7 August 2017 to 12 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 20 July 2017 to 05:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 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 : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 24 July 2017 to 29 July 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 31 July 2017 to 5 August 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 7 August 2017 to 12 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 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 : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 24 July 2017 to 29 July 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 31 July 2017 to 5 August 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 7 August 2017 to 12 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J9 and J10 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 20 July 2017 to 05:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 20 July 2017 to 05:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J8 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 06:22 on 12 July 2017 to 06:00 on 31 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The M6 northbound at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 24 July 2017 to 29 July 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 31 July 2017 to 5 August 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 7 August 2017 to 12 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 20 July 2017 to 05:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 July 2017 to 06:00 on 24 July 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 July 2017 to 06:00 on 31 July 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 4 August 2017 to 06:00 on 7 August 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 11 August 2017 to 06:00 on 14 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 July 2017 to 06:00 on 25 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J11 and J10A . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 July 2017 to 06:00 on 25 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 24 July 2017 to 29 July 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 31 July 2017 to 5 August 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 7 August 2017 to 12 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm

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