Press release

Overnight resurfacing on M6 southbound between junctions 4 and 3 near Coventry

The Highways Agency is to carry out overnight resurfacing on the M6 southbound between junctions 4 and 3 near Coventry from Monday 8 December.


The work will take approximately two weeks and requires a full closure of the southbound carriageway from 10pm to 6am each night. In addition there will be a 50mph speed limit in place on a one-kilometre section of the northbound carriageway around the Meridien Road bridge.

Highways Agency project manager Purnima Kaul said:

We need to resurface a number of sections of the carriageway. As all lanes and the hard shoulder will be affected the only way to do this safely is under a full closure. Road users should therefore allow extra time for their journey and familiarise themselves with the diversion before setting off.

During the closures the following diversions will be in place:

  • M6 southbound traffic should leave the M6 at junction 4 and take the A446 southbound to the A45 Stonebridge Island, carry on the A45 to Tollbar Island then take the A46 northbound to join the M6 at junction 2
  • M42 traffic, both north and southbound, will leave the M42 at Junction 6 then join the A45 eastbound at Stonebridge Island and follow the same diversion
  • M6 Toll southbound traffic should join the M42 southbound to junction 6 and follow the same diversion.

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 27 November 2014