Press release

Residents invited to drop-in sessions ahead of M6 resurfacing work near Penkridge, Staffordshire

Drop in sessions are being held to reassure those living near the M6 in Staffordshire ahead of construction work which could cause some disruption.

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The fourteen-week project, which starts on 15 May, involves complete reconstruction of the hard shoulder from the M6 junction 13 Acton Trussell to south of junction 12 near Cannock on both carriageways. Work will be carried out on the southbound carriageway first, before switching to the northbound carriageway later.

Diversions will not be required during the overnight work, which takes place between 10pm and 6am, but traffic will be restricted to just lane three of the carriageway being worked on.

The work is part of the scheme to convert the M6 between junctions 10a and 13 to a smart motorway, helping to relieve congestion by using technology to vary speed limits.

It also involves the hard shoulder being converted into traffic lane to create additional capacity.

Before the work begins, a drop-in session will be held for residents at the Haling Dene Centre, Cannock Road, Penkridge, ST19 5DT on Wednesday 14 May between 5 pm and 8 pm.

Officials from the Highways Agency and its contractor, Carillion, will be on hand to answer any questions and explain the work being carried out.

Members of the public or other interested parties can find out more about the scheme by visiting the Highways Agency’s website via Facebook in writing: M6 J10A-J13 Managed Motorway Project Team at Major Projects, Highways Agency, The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street, Birmingham, B1 1RN; via email: M6J10-13ManagedMotorways@highways.gsi.gov.uk; or by calling the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

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 8 May 2014