Walsall Council is working in partnership with Highways England to improve Junction 10 of the M6 motorway. The scheme received planning consent in Spring 2018.
M6 junction 10 is of strategic importance within the Black Country and the wider region, it is on a busy route between Walsall and Wolverhampton.
The junction is often heavily congested and this reduces the attractiveness of the local area for business and investment, including within the nearby Black Country Enterprise Zone.
The main objectives of the M6 junction 10 scheme are to:
1. Provide a freer flowing network by:
- reducing congestion on the A454/Black Country Route and other roads linking to the junction
- reducing ‘rat-running’ traffic on nearby routes
- reducing queuing on the motorway slip roads
2. Support economic growth by:
- improving access to the strategic road network
- attracting new business and development to the area
- improving links to Walsall development sites given Enterprise Zone status in 2011
3. Provide a safe and maintainable network by:
- replacing the bridge structures at M6 junction 10, avoiding major maintenance work in the near future
- improving conditions for cyclists, pedestrians and other non-motorised users at the junction
View a visualisation of the junction enhancements here.
Artists impression of completed junction
Scheme design and progress update August 2019
Two key milestones have recently been reached on the scheme, bringing it closer to the start of construction.
Highways England have recently appointed John Sisk & Son as their construction contractor to build the scheme. We plan to start construction in early 2020 with the possibility of some advance works between now and the end of 2019. We anticipate that it will take between 2½ and 3 years to complete.
Also, on 16 July 2019 the Secretary of State for Transport wrote to the M6 Junction 10 project partners, Walsall Council and Highways England, informing that the statutory orders sought by the partners had been confirmed. All documents relating to the confirmation of the statutory orders can be downloaded or viewed via the links below.
Secretary of State decision
Registered numbered Certified copy SpRO
Slip Roads, Special Roads (s16, 17 & 19) Plan
Slip Roads, Special Roads (s18) Plans
Highways England Compulsory Purchase Order (HECPO) & Plan
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council Compulsory Purchase Order (WMBCCPO) & Plan
Notices of Confirmation
Highways England Compulsory Purchase Order Notices of Confirmation (published in the Express & Star Thursday 25 July 2019)
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council Compulsory Purchase Order Notices of Confirmation (published in the Express & Star Thursday 25 July 2019)
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