Press release

M6 J10-13: overnight closures for resurfacing

A series of overnight closures for resurfacing work on the M6 in the West Midlands will take place over the coming weeks.

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The closures affect the motorway between junctions 10 near Walsall and 13 near Stafford. On some nights the work will be carried out using lane closures; on some others the northbound M6 will be closed to traffic.

The work will include resurfacing and sign installation and is part of Highways England’s project to upgrade this section of the M6 to a smart motorway.

Diversion routes for the full closures will be clearly signposted, and will take drivers off the M6 at Junction 10 along the Black Country Route and on to the A454 Willenhall Road to Wolverhampton ring road. Traffic will be directed north along the A449 to the A5 Gailey roundabout to rejoin the motorway at Junction 12.

Drivers using the diversions are advised to allow an extra 45 minutes for their journeys.

Full closures of the northbound carriageway will take place on the following anticipated dates between 10pm and 6am:

  • April 27 / 28: between Junctions 10 and 12. The M6 Toll will be closed after junction T8

  • April 29 / 30: between Junctions 10 and 11a

  • May 5: between Junctions 10 and 11a

  • May 8 / May 9: Junction 11 northbound slip road closed

  • May 11/12/13/14: between Junctions 10 and 11a

Two lane closures northbound will take place on the following dates:

  • May 6/7: between Junctions 10 and 10a

  • May 8: between Junctions 10 and 11a

  • May 9: between Junctions 11 and 11a

Two lane closures will also affect southbound traffic on April 27/29/30 at various points between Junctions 14 and 11a.

Highways England has been working closely with Wolverhampton City Council to keep disruption to a minimum.

A number of southbound closures are due to take place later in the month.

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Published 27 April 2015