Press release

Bridge work on M6 junction 2 near Coventry

The Highways Agency is to replace bridge joints on the M6 near junction 2 near Coventry from Monday 31 March for two weeks.


During the work there will be overnight lane closures, hard shoulder running and a 50mph speed limit on both carriageways of the M6 between junction 1 and junction 2.

The northbound lane closures take place for four nights from Monday 31 March followed by four nights of lane closures on the southbound carriageway from Friday 4 April.

It will also be necessary to close the M6 between these two junctions on two occasions. The northbound carriageway will be shut on the night of Saturday 12 April while the southbound will be closed the following night.

All work takes place between 9pm and 6am.

Traffic will be diverted off the M6 at junction 1 and along the A426, A5 and M69 to rejoin the M6 at junction 2 or vice versa.

Highways Agency project manager Colin Jackson said:

Renewing the bridge joints will lead to a smoother ride for road users. The work will be carried out when traffic flows are lighter but drivers should still allow extra time for their journeys.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer

Published 17 March 2014