Press release

Safety improvement work on the M6 in Staffordshire

The Highways Agency is to carry out safety improvement work on the M6 near Stoke from Monday 7 April.

The five month long scheme being carried out on both the north and southbound carriageways of the M6 between junctions 15 and 16 near Stoke, will see improvement work carried out largely to safety barriers on the verge which are corroded and need to be replaced.

During the work, the hard shoulder and lane one will both be closed on the carriageway affected. There will also be a 50mph speed restriction in place.

All work will be carried out overnight from 10pm to 6am.

Work will be carried out first on a ten mile section of the northbound carriageway for 17 weeks from 7 April, then on the southbound carriageway for three weeks in July. All timings are subject to changes and weather conditions.

Highways Agency project manager Purnima Kaul said:

We will be replacing corroding safety barriers on the nearside of the road, providing better protection for road users.

The work will be carried out overnight but some traffic management will be in place, so we advise people to allow extra time for journeys.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000

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