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:  

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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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Project documents
M6 junction 10 public consultation brochure 2015 |
M6 junction 10 improvements consultation report 2015 |
M6 junction 10 improvements consultation report - executive summary |
M6 junction 10 information event leaflet February 2017 |

Project timeline

Planned roadworks

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Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 May 2017 to 2 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M6 northbound at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 May 2017 to 2 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M54 eastbound between junction J1 and the M6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2017 to 3 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J8 and J7 . Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 30 May 2017 to 16:00 on 30 May 2017.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 May 2017 to 2 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 May 2017 to 2 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J10A and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 1 June 2017 to 06:00 on 2 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J9 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 1 June 2017 to 05:30 on 2 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 31 May 2017 to 05:30 on 1 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 May 2017 to 4 June 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 5 June 2017 to 11 June 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 12 June 2017 to 16 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 30 May 2017 to 16:00 on 30 May 2017.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M54 westbound between the M6 and junction J1 . Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 12:00 and 17:00 from 30 May 2017 to 2 June 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 12:00 and 17:00 from 5 June 2017 to 9 June 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 12:00 and 17:00 from 12 June 2017 to 16 June 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 12:00 and 17:00 from 19 June 2017 to 23 June 2017.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am

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