Press release

Drivers advised of closures next week on M6 West Midlands

Work to improve junction 16 on the M6 near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, continues next week with some overnight closures. The junction is a busy interchange between the M6 and the A500 which accesses the local road network.


A series of closures will be in place while the M6 J16 roundabout, the slip roads, and the A500 approach and exit are resurfaced.

The closures are applied in 3 phases and will take place from 8pm – 6am.

Phase 1: the north roundabout closures started Monday 23 February and will finish Friday 27 February

  • northbound on slip closed
  • southbound off slip closed
  • A500 Eastbound closed
  • occasional closures to the B5078.

Phase 2: south roundabout – Monday 2 March to Friday 11 March

  • northbound off slip closed
  • southbound on slip closed
  • southbound off slip closed
  • A500 Westbound closed
  • occasional closures to the B5078

Phase 3: A500 – Thursday 12 March to Friday 27 March

  • A500 total closure
  • southbound off slip closed
  • occasional closures to the B5078.

Kevin Harvey, Project Sponsor, Highways Agency said:

The junction suffers heavy congestion during morning and evening peak times.

The improvements to the junction involve installing traffic signals, widening of the roundabout and the northbound and southbound exit slip roads and an upgrade to the A500 corridor.

As always we’ve planned the work very carefully to create as little disruption as possible.

Due to the nature of the work the scheduled road closures can be subject to change at short notice. For more information about this scheme and details of traffic management throughout the project please go to the dedicated project pages.

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 26 February 2015