Work will be carried out over 20 nights – 10 in each direction – and will require full overnight closures of each carriageway between 10pm and 5am. The northbound carriageway will be closed first, from 17 to 27 March and the southbound will be closed from 27 March to 8 April.
Highways Agency project manager Richard Gulliver said:
Resurfacing this section of the M6 will ensure the continued provision of a safe, smooth driving surface.
The work will be carried out at night to minimise disruption but we advise road users to allow extra time for their journeys.
During the closures northbound traffic will be diverted off the M6 at junction 2 and take the A46, A45 and A446 to rejoin the motorway at junction 4. Southbound traffic will be diverted vice versa.
An additional diversion will be in place for traffic intending to join the M6 from the M42 junction 7. Vehicles will be diverted at M42 junction 6 towards A45 Stonebridge Road to Coventry road where it can then merge on to and follow the southbound diversion.
Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000
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