Press release

Overnight closures on the M6 in Staffordshire

Drivers are reminded of overnight closures and some slip road closures on the M6 between junctions 10a and 13 from Monday (3 November), as part of the ongoing smart motorway upgrade near Birmingham,

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Highways Agency project manager David Cooke said:

Construction of this important scheme is progressing well. We are now moving the narrow lanes so that we can carry out necessary work in the centre reserve and to do this safely we need to close carriageways overnight.

We advise motorists to allow at least an extra 45 minutes for their journeys when travelling along this section of the road.

Once the scheme is completed, it will help reduce congestion and improve journey times.

On Monday 3, Tuesday 4 and Friday 7 November there will be overnight closures, from 10pm to 6am, of the southbound carriageway, between junctions 13 at Acton Trussell and 12 at Cannock. Traffic will be diverted off the M6 at J13 along A449 southwards to the intersection with A5 at Gailey roundabout, then east on A5 to M6 J12 and rejoin the motorway.

On Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 November, there will be overnight closures of the northbound carriageway between junctions 10A and 12 at Cannock. Traffic will be diverted off the M6 at junction 10a along the M54 westwards to junction 2, then northbound on the A449 to the intersection with the A5 at Gailey roundabout, then eastwards on the A5 to M6 junction 12 and rejoin the motorway. On Saturday 8 November at junction 12 at Cannock, the southbound and northbound entry slip roads will closed between 10pm and 10 am.

From Monday 10 November to Friday 14 November there will be further overnight closures of the southbound carriageway between junctions 13 at Acton Trussell and 12 at Cannock between 10pm and 6am. Traffic will be diverted off the M6 at junction 13 along A449 southwards to the intersection with A5 at Gailey roundabout, then east on the A5 to M6 junction 12 to rejoin the motorway.

To find out more about the scheme, please go to the scheme’s website; Facebook page; you can write to us at M6 J10A-J13 Managed Motorway Project Team at Major Projects, Highways Agency, The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street, Birmingham, B1 1RN; email; or call the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Published 3 November 2014