Work has begun on major improvements to M6 Junction 10.
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.
A series of Public Information events are being held where you can find out more about our proposals and speak to a member of the team:
Friday 31 January 2020 2pm to 8pm Village Hotel, Tempus Drive, Walsall WS2 8TJ
Saturday 8 February 2020 10am to 2pm Asda, George St, Walsall WS1 1RS
Monday 10 February 2020 1pm to 8pm Tesco Willenhall car park with engagement van, Neptune Industrial Estate, Willenhall WV13 2PZ
Thursday 13 February 2020 10am to 3pm Boundary Mills, Junction 10 Retail Park, Bentley Mill Way, Walsall WS2 0LE
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 January 2020
Highways England appointed John Sisk & Son as their construction contractor to build the scheme. Work has begun and we anticipate that it will take between 2½ and 3 years to complete.
In 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)
Project Manager, Strategic Transportation Team
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