M6 junction 10 improvement

M6 junction 10 congestion affects the local community and businesses, particularly during morning and evening peak times. The improvements will ease congestion and reduce journey times for the thousands of drivers who use it every day.

Start date January - March 2020
End date 2022-23
Cost £78 million

Latest updates

  • 16 August 2022

    August road closures

    Friday 12 August until Thursday 18 August

    Our full depth reconstruction work on Wolverhampton Road West between Arnwood Close and the M6 junction 10 roundabout was due to be completed at 5am on Wednesday 17 August. This work is slightly behind schedule and the road closure has been extended by 24 hours.

    We now expect to reopen the road by 5am on Thursday 18 August.

    If we finish working earlier than the times detailed below, we’ll re-open the road as soon as we can to reduce disruption. Please note that these closures are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances or poor weather conditions. Please check this webpage and our Twitter account before travelling for the latest information.

    Road closures and diversions:
    Date and time of closure Closure Diversion
    8pm on Friday 12 August until 5am on Thursday 18 August Full closure of the Wolverhampton Road West (from Arnwood Close to the junction 10 roundabout)

    To join the M6 northbound or southbound is Bentley Road North, around the roundabout to join the Black Country Route westbound to the Black Country New Road and across to M6 junction 9.

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) is Bentley Road North, around the roundabout to join the Black Country Route westbound to the Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 and on to Old Pleck Road.

    To join the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound is Bentley Road North, around the roundabout to join the Black Country Route westbound.

    Tuesday 16 August, overnight closure from 10pm until 5am

    Full closure of the A454 (Black Country Route) eastbound on the approach to the junction 10 roundabout

    To join the M6 northbound or southbound – traffic will be diverted to the A454 Black Country Route westbound, Black Country New Road and across to M6 junction 9.

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) - traffic will be diverted to the A454 Black Country Route westbound, Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 and on to Old Pleck Road.

    Tuesday 16 August, overnight closure from 9pm until 5am

    Full closure of the southbound exit slip road

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) - Traffic will be diverted past junction 10 to exit at M6 junction 7. Traffic should re-enter the M6 northbound carriageway and exit at M6 junction 10 to follow the A454 (Black Country Route) to Black Country New Road, Wood Green Road, Bescot Road and on to Old Pleck Road.

    To join the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound – Traffic will be diverted past junction 10 to exit at M6 junction 7. Traffic should re-enter the M6 on the northbound carriageway and exit at M6 junction 10 to join the A454 (Black Country Route westbound).

    Tuesday 16 August, overnight closure from 9pm until 5am

    Full closure of the northbound entry slip road Traffic will be diverted along the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound to the Black Country New Road, across to M6 junction 9 to join the M6 northbound carriageway.

    Tuesday 16 August, overnight closure from 9pm until 5am

    Partial roundabout closure. No access from the Black Country Route (eastbound) exit onto the roundabout to the entry to the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall)

    Traffic from A454 Wolverhampton Road westbound will be able to join the M6 southbound but not the M6 northbound as the northbound entry slip road will be closed.

    Traffic wishing to join the M6 northbound will be diverted to the M6 junction 10 southbound carriageway to exit at junction 7 and re-join the M6 northbound.

    Traffic will be able to use the M6 northbound exit slip to join the A454 (Black Country Route only) westbound only. There will be no access to re-join the M6 northbound or A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall).

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) – Traffic will be diverted along the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound to the Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 to Old Pleck Road.

    August weeknight closures

    We’re also continuing our resurfacing work around the M6 junction 10 roundabout and some of the connecting roads.
    From Wednesday 17 August until Thursday 25 August, there will be weeknight (Monday to Friday) overnight closures as detailed in the table below:

    Date and time of closure Closure Diversion
    Wednesday 17 August to Thursday 25 August –
    weeknight closures from 10pm until 5am
    Full closure of the A454 (Black Country Route) eastbound on the approach to the junction 10 roundabout

    To join the M6 northbound or southbound – traffic will be diverted to the A454 Black Country Route westbound, Black Country New Road and across to M6 junction 9.

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) - traffic will be diverted to the A454 Black Country Route westbound, Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 and on to Old Pleck Road.

    Wednesday 17 August to Thursday 25 August –
    weeknight closures from 10pm until 5am
    Full closure of the Wolverhampton Road West (from Arnwood Close to the junction 10 roundabout)

    To join the M6 northbound or southbound is Bentley Road North, around the roundabout to join the Black Country Route westbound to the Black Country New Road and across to M6 junction 9.

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) is Bentley Road North, around the roundabout to join the Black Country Route westbound to the Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 and on to Old Pleck Road.

    To join the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound is Bentley Road North, around the roundabout to join the Black Country Route westbound.

    Wednesday 17 August to Thursday 25 August –
    weeknight closures from 9pm until 5am
    Full closure of the southbound exit slip road

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) - Traffic will be diverted past junction 10 to exit at M6 junction 7. Traffic should re-enter the M6 northbound carriageway and exit at M6 junction 10 to follow the A454 (Black Country Route) to Black Country New Road, Wood Green Road, Bescot Road and on to Old Pleck Road.

    To join the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound – Traffic will be diverted past junction 10 to exit at M6 junction 7. Traffic should re-enter the M6 on the northbound carriageway and exit at M6 junction 10.

    Wednesday 17 August to Thursday 25 August –
    weeknight closures from 9pm until 5am
    Full closure of the northbound entry slip road Along the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound to the Black Country New Road, across to M6 junction 9 to join the M6 northbound carriageway.
    Wednesday 17 August to Thursday 25 August –
    weeknight closures from 10pm until 5am
    Partial roundabout closure. No access from the Black Country Route (eastbound) exit onto the roundabout to the entry to the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall)

    Traffic from A454 Wolverhampton Road westbound will be able to join the M6 southbound but not the M6 northbound as the northbound entry slip road will be closed.

    Traffic wishing to join the M6 northbound will be diverted to the M6 junction 10 southbound carriageway to exit at junction 7 and re-join the M6 northbound.

    Traffic will be able to use the M6 northbound exit slip to join the A454 (Black Country Route only) westbound only. There will be no access to re-join the M6 northbound or A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall).

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) – Traffic will be diverted along the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound to the Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 to Old Pleck Road.

    Map of weeknight closures from Wednesday 17 August until Thursday 25 August.

    The M6 slip roads will be closed between 9pm and 5am, and the other roads between 10pm and 5am.

    M6 J10 map of closures

  • 09 August 2022

    August lane and road closures

    Friday 12 August until Wednesday 17 August

    On Friday 12 August, we’ll be closing Wolverhampton Road West between Arnwood Close and the M6 junction 10 roundabout to carry out some full depth reconstruction work on the road surface. This will be a full closure from 8pm on Friday 12 August 2022 until 5am on Wednesday 17 August.

    We’ll also be closing one lane on the A454 Black Country Route eastbound from Marshland Way to the M6 junction 10 roundabout, and two lanes on the western side of the roundabout from 5am on Saturday 13 August until 10pm on Sunday 14 August. One lane will remain open along both of these routes.

    Please avoid the area if possible, plan ahead and leave more time for your journeys.

    Map of the road closures:

    M6 J10 roundabout road and lane closures - 12 to 17 August 2022

    If we finish working earlier than the times detailed below, we’ll re-open the road as soon as we can to reduce disruption. Please note that these closures are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances or poor weather conditions. Please check this webpage and our Twitter account before travelling for the latest information.

    Road closures and diversions:
    Date and time of closure Closure Diversion
    8pm on Friday 12 August until 5am on Wednesday 17 August Full closure of the Wolverhampton Road West (from Arnwood Close to the junction 10 roundabout)

    To join the M6 northbound or southbound is Bentley Road North, around the roundabout to join the Black Country Route westbound to the Black Country New Road and across to M6 junction 9.

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) is Bentley Road North, around the roundabout to join the Black Country Route westbound to the Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 and on to Old Pleck Road.

    To join the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound is Bentley Road North, around the roundabout to join the Black Country Route westbound.

    Friday 12 August until Tuesday 16 August, overnight closures from 10pm until 5am.

    Note: This excludes Saturday 13 August, when no work is currently planned.

    Full closure of the A454 (Black Country Route) eastbound on the approach to the junction 10 roundabout

    To join the M6 northbound or southbound – traffic will be diverted to the A454 Black Country Route westbound, Black Country New Road and across to M6 junction 9.

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) - traffic will be diverted to the A454 Black Country Route westbound, Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 and on to Old Pleck Road.

    Friday 12, Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 August, overnight closures from 9pm until 5am.

    Note: This excludes Saturday 13 August and Sunday 14 August.

     

    Full closure of the southbound exit slip road

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) - Traffic will be diverted past junction 10 to exit at M6 junction 7. Traffic should re-enter the M6 northbound carriageway and exit at M6 junction 10 to follow the A454 (Black Country Route) to Black Country New Road, Wood Green Road, Bescot Road and on to Old Pleck Road.

    To join the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound – Traffic will be diverted past junction 10 to exit at M6 junction 7. Traffic should re-enter the M6 on the northbound carriageway and exit at M6 junction 10 to join the A454 (Black Country Route westbound).

    Friday 12 August to Tuesday 16 August, overnight closures from 9pm until 5am.

    Note: This excludes Saturday 13 August.

    Full closure of the northbound entry slip road Traffic will be diverted along the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound to the Black Country New Road, across to M6 junction 9 to join the M6 northbound carriageway.

    Friday 12 August to Tuesday 16 August, overnight closures from 10pm until 5am.

    Note: This excludes Saturday 13 August.

    Partial roundabout closure. No access from the Black Country Route (eastbound) exit onto the roundabout to the entry to the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall)

    Traffic from A454 Wolverhampton Road westbound will be able to join the M6 southbound but not the M6 northbound as the northbound entry slip road will be closed.

    Traffic wishing to join the M6 northbound will be diverted to the M6 junction 10 southbound carriageway to exit at junction 7 and re-join the M6 northbound.

    Traffic will be able to use the M6 northbound exit slip to join the A454 (Black Country Route only) westbound only. There will be no access to re-join the M6 northbound or A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall).

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) – Traffic will be diverted along the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound to the Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 to Old Pleck Road.

    5am on Saturday 13 August until 10pm on Sunday 14 August Operating at one lane on the A454 Black Country Route eastbound on the approach to the M6 junction 10 roundabout No diversion as reduced to single lane only.
    5am on Saturday 13 August until 10pm on Sunday 14 August Operating at one lane on the western side of the junction 10 roundabout No diversion as reduced to single lane only.
    August weeknight closures

    We’re also continuing our resurfacing work around the M6 junction 10 roundabout and some of the connecting roads.

    From Wednesday 17 August until Thursday 25 August, there will be weeknight (Monday to Friday) overnight closures as detailed in the table below:

    Date and time of closure Closure Diversion
    Wednesday 17 August to Thursday 25 August –
    weeknight closures from 10pm until 5am
    Full closure of the A454 (Black Country Route) eastbound on the approach to the junction 10 roundabout

    To join the M6 northbound or southbound – traffic will be diverted to the A454 Black Country Route westbound, Black Country New Road and across to M6 junction 9.

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) - traffic will be diverted to the A454 Black Country Route westbound, Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 and on to Old Pleck Road.

    Wednesday 17 August to Thursday 25 August –
    weeknight closures from 10pm until 5am
    Full closure of the Wolverhampton Road West (from Arnwood Close to the junction 10 roundabout)

    To join the M6 northbound or southbound is Bentley Road North, around the roundabout to join the Black Country Route westbound to the Black Country New Road and across to M6 junction 9.

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) is Bentley Road North, around the roundabout to join the Black Country Route westbound to the Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 and on to Old Pleck Road.

    To join the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound is Bentley Road North, around the roundabout to join the Black Country Route westbound.

    Wednesday 17 August to Thursday 25 August –
    weeknight closures from 9pm until 5am
    Full closure of the southbound exit slip road

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) - Traffic will be diverted past junction 10 to exit at M6 junction 7. Traffic should re-enter the M6 northbound carriageway and exit at M6 junction 10 to follow the A454 (Black Country Route) to Black Country New Road, Wood Green Road, Bescot Road and on to Old Pleck Road.

    To join the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound – Traffic will be diverted past junction 10 to exit at M6 junction 7. Traffic should re-enter the M6 on the northbound carriageway and exit at M6 junction 10.

    Wednesday 17 August to Thursday 25 August –
    weeknight closures from 9pm until 5am
    Full closure of the northbound entry slip road Along the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound to the Black Country New Road, across to M6 junction 9 to join the M6 northbound carriageway.
    Wednesday 17 August to Thursday 25 August –
    weeknight closures from 10pm until 5am
    Partial roundabout closure. No access from the Black Country Route (eastbound) exit onto the roundabout to the entry to the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall)

    Traffic from A454 Wolverhampton Road westbound will be able to join the M6 southbound but not the M6 northbound as the northbound entry slip road will be closed.

    Traffic wishing to join the M6 northbound will be diverted to the M6 junction 10 southbound carriageway to exit at junction 7 and re-join the M6 northbound.

    Traffic will be able to use the M6 northbound exit slip to join the A454 (Black Country Route only) westbound only. There will be no access to re-join the M6 northbound or A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall).

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) – Traffic will be diverted along the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound to the Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 to Old Pleck Road.

    Map of weeknight closures from Wednesday 17 August until Thursday 25 August.

    The M6 slip roads will be closed between 9pm and 5am, and the other roads between 10pm and 5am.

    M6 J10 map of closures

  • 02 August 2022

    August 2022 update

    We’re continuing our resurfacing work around the M6 junction 10 roundabout and some of the connecting roads.

    Since starting construction, we’ve faced some significant challenges including an industry shortage of materials and one of our subcontractors going into administration. For this reason, we’ll need to continue working into Autumn 2022 to complete the upgrades.

    From Monday 1 August, there will be overnight closures (Monday to Friday night inclusive) until 5am on Saturday 13 August 2022, as detailed in the table below. This is with the exception of Tuesday 2 August, Wednesday 3 August and Monday 8 August, when no closures are currently planned.

    If we finish working earlier than the road opening time stated in the table below, we’ll re-open the road as soon as we can to reduce disruption. Please note that these closures are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances or poor weather conditions.

    Date and time of closure Closure Diversion
    Monday 1 August to Friday 12 August
    overnight closures, from 9pm until 5am each night
    Full closure of the northbound exit slip road
    Diversion to A454 Wolverhampton Road

    Traffic will be diverted to exit at M6 junction 10a to the M54 northbound carriageway, at M54 junction 1 re-enter the southbound carriageway to exit at M6 junction 10.

    Diversion to A454 Black Country Route westbound

    Traffic will be diverted to exit at M6 junction 10a to the M54 northbound carriageway. At M54 junction 1, re-enter the southbound carriageway to exit at M6 junction 10 where traffic will be diverted along A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound to Pleck Road to Old Pleck Road, across M6 junction 9 towards Wednesbury, onto Black Country New Road to join the A454 Black Country Route.

    Monday 1 August to Friday 12 August
    overnight closures, from 9pm until 5am each night
    Full closure of the southbound entry slip road
    Diversion from A454 Black Country Route and Wolverhampton Road West

    Traffic will be diverted along A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound, to Pleck Road to Old Pleck Road to join the M6 at junction 9.

    Diversion from A454 Wolverhampton Road westbound

    Traffic will be diverted off before the closure at Pleck Road to Old Pleck Road to join the M6 at junction 9.

    Monday 1 August to Friday 12 August
    overnight closures, from 10pm until 5am each night
    Full closure of the A454 Black Country Route westbound
    Diversion from A454 Wolverhampton Road westbound

    Traffic will be diverted off before the closure at Pleck Road to Old Pleck Road and diverted across M6 junction 9 towards Wednesbury, onto Black Country New Road to join the A454 Black Country Route.

    Diversion from Wolverhampton Road West

    Traffic will be diverted to Bentley Road North, Marshland Way to Black Country Route westbound.

    Diversion from J10 southbound exit slip road

    Traffic will be diverted along A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound to Pleck Road, Old Pleck Road and diverted across M6 junction 9 towards Wednesbury, onto Black Country New Road to join the A454 Black Country Route.

    Monday 1 August to Friday 12 August
    overnight closures, from 10pm until 5am each night
    Full closure of the A454 Wolverhampton Road westbound (from Tempus Drive (KFC) to the junction 10 roundabout)
    Diversion to A454 Black Country Route westbound

    Traffic will be diverted off before the closure at Pleck Road to Old Pleck Road and diverted across M6 junction 9 towards Wednesbury, onto Black Country New Road to re-join the A454 Black Country Route.

    Diversion to the M6 northbound and southbound

    Traffic will be diverted off before the closure at Pleck Road to Old Pleck Road to join the M6 at junction 9. There will no access from Bloxwich Lane to the j10 roundabout and road users will be diverted to the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound and then follow the above diversion routes.

    Monday 1 August 2022 to Friday 12 August 2022, from 9pm to 5am, weeknights only

     

    Note: Excludes Tuesday 2, Wednesday 3, and Monday 8 August and weekends

    Roundabout will be closed at the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound.
    Diversion from Wolverhampton Road

    Diversion via A454 Wolverhampton Road, Old Pleck Road, across M6 J9, to Black Country New Road.

    Map of weeknight closures from Monday 1 August until 12 August. The M6 slip roads will be closed between 9pm and 5am, and the other roads between 10pm and 5am:

    M6 J10 roundabout August closures

  • 20 July 2022

    July overnight closures

    We’re continuing our resurfacing work around the M6 junction 10 roundabout and some of the connecting roads.

    If we finish working earlier than the road opening time stated in the table below, we’ll re-open the road as soon as we can to reduce disruption. Please note that these closures are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances or poor weather conditions.

    We will be continuing with our weeknight (Monday to Friday) overnight closures which started on Monday 11 July, as detailed in the table below. This is with the exception of Tuesday 26 July, where works will start at midnight, and Thursday 28 July, when no closures are currently planned. 

    Latest update 20 July 2022:

    The weekend closure on Wolverhampton Road West and the lane restrictions on the A454 Black Country Route and the junction 10 roundabout that were planned to begin on Friday 22 July have been postponed. These routes will be open as usual and we’ll share the new date for these closures on this webpage when our plans are confirmed.

    Date and time of closure Closure Diversion
    Monday 11 July to Friday 29 July – weeknight closures from 10pm until 5am Full closure of the A454 (Black Country Route) eastbound on the approach to the junction 10 roundabout

    To join the M6 northbound or southbound – traffic will be diverted to the A454 Black Country Route westbound, Black Country New Road and across to M6 junction 9.

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) - traffic will be diverted to the A454 Black Country Route westbound, Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 and on to Old Pleck Road.

    Monday 11 July to Friday 29 July – weeknight closures from 10pm until 5am Full closure of the Wolverhampton Road West (from Arnwood Close to the junction 10 roundabout)

    To join the M6 northbound or southbound is Bentley Road North, around the roundabout to join the Black Country Route westbound to the Black Country New Road and across to M6 junction 9.

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) is Bentley Road North, around the roundabout to join the Black Country Route westbound to the Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 and on to Old Pleck Road.

    To join the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound is Bentley Road North, around the roundabout to join the Black Country Route westbound.

    Monday 11 July to Friday 29 July – weeknight closures from 10pm until 5am Full closure of the southbound exit slip road

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) - Traffic will be diverted past junction 10 to exit at M6 junction 7. Traffic should re-enter the M6 northbound carriageway and exit at M6 junction 10 to follow the A454 (Black Country Route) to Black Country New Road, Wood Green Road, Bescot Road and on to Old Pleck Road.

    To join the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound – Traffic will be diverted past junction 10 to exit at M6 junction 7. Traffic should re-enter the M6 on the northbound carriageway and exit at M6 junction 10.

    Monday 11 July to Friday 29 July – weeknight closures from 10pm until 5am Full closure of the northbound entry slip road Along the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound to the Black Country New Road, across to M6 junction 9 to join the M6 northbound carriageway.
    Monday 11 July to Friday 29 July – weeknight closures from 10pm until 5am Partial roundabout closure. No access from the Black Country Route (eastbound) exit onto the roundabout to the entry to the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall)

    Traffic from A454 Wolverhampton Road westbound will be able to join the M6 southbound but not the M6 northbound as the northbound entry slip road will be closed.

    Traffic wishing to join the M6 northbound will be diverted to the M6 junction 10 southbound carriageway to exit at junction 7 and re-join the M6 northbound.

    Traffic will be able to use the M6 northbound exit slip to join the A454 (Black Country Route only) westbound only. There will be no access to re-join the M6 northbound or A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall).

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) – Traffic will be diverted along the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound to the Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 to Old Pleck Road.

    Map of weeknight closures from Monday 11 July until Friday 29 July, 10pm until 5am:

    Map of July weeknight closures

  • 08 July 2022

    July 2022 closures

    Weekend road and lane closures - Friday 8 July until Monday 11 July

    This weekend, we’ll be closing Wolverhampton Road West between Arnwood Close and the M6 junction 10 roundabout. This will be a full closure from 8pm on Friday 8 July 2022 until midnight on Sunday 10 July.

    We’ll also be closing one lane on the A454 Black Country Route eastbound on the approach to the M6 junction 10 roundabout, and two lanes on the western side of the roundabout from 5am Saturday 9 July until 10pm Sunday 10 July. One lane will remain open along both of these routes.

    Please avoid the area if possible, plan ahead and leave more time for your journeys.

    Map of the road closures this weekend:

    M6 J10 road closure map for Friday 8 to Sunday 10 July

    If we finish working earlier than the road opening time stated in the table below, we’ll re-open the road as soon as we can to reduce disruption. Please note that these closures are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances or poor weather conditions. Please check this webpage and our Twitter account before travelling for the latest information.

    Road closures and diversions

    From Friday 8 July until Monday 11 July, there will be full closures and lane closures as detailed below:

    Date and time of closure Closure Diversion
    8pm on Friday 8 July until
    midnight on Sunday 10 July
    Full closure of Wolverhampton Road West (from Arnwood Close to the junction 10 roundabout)

    There are several diversion routes in place during this closure:

    Between 8pm on Friday 8 July until midnight on Sunday 10 July:

    Those wishing to join the A454 Black Country Route westbound should follow Bentley Road North, Marshland Way to Black Country Route westbound.

    Between 8pm on Friday 8 July until 5am on Saturday 9 July:

    Traffic wishing to join the M6 northbound or southbound will be diverted to the A454 Black Country Route westbound, Black Country New Road and across to M6 junction 9.

    Between 8pm on Friday 8 July until 5am on Saturday 9 July:

    Traffic wishing to join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) will be diverted to the A454 Black Country Route westbound, Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 and on to Old Pleck Road.

    Between 5am on Saturday 9 July until midnight on Sunday 10 July:

    Traffic wishing to access the M6 junction 10 roundabout will be diverted to Bentley Road North, Marshland Way roundabout and then onto the A454 Black Country Road eastbound to junction 10. Please note that there is only one lane open on the A454 Black Country Road eastbound towards junction 10 and on the western side of the roundabout.

    Friday 8 July, 8pm until 5am Full closure of the A454 (Black Country Route) eastbound on the approach to the junction 10 roundabout

    To join the M6 northbound or southbound – traffic will be diverted to the A454 Black Country Route westbound, Black Country New Road and across to M6 junction 9.

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) - traffic will be diverted to the A454 Black Country Route westbound, Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 and on to Old Pleck Road.

    Friday 8 July, 8pm until 5am Full closure of the southbound exit slip road

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) - Traffic will be diverted past junction 10 to exit at M6 junction 7. Traffic should re-enter the M6 northbound carriageway and exit at M6 junction 10 to follow the A454 (Black Country Route) to Black Country New Road, Wood Green Road, Bescot Road and on to Old Pleck Road.

    To join the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound – Traffic will be diverted past junction 10 to exit at M6 junction 7. Traffic should re-enter the M6 on the northbound carriageway and exit at M6 junction 10 to join the A454 (Black Country Route westbound).

    Friday 8 July, 8pm until 5am Full closure of the northbound entry slip road Traffic will be diverted along the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound to the Black Country New Road, across to M6 junction 9 to join the M6 northbound carriageway.
    Friday 8 July, 8pm until 5am Partial roundabout closure. No access between the Black Country Route (eastbound) exit onto the roundabout and the entry to the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall)

    Traffic from A454 Wolverhampton Road westbound will be able to join the M6 southbound but not the M6 northbound.

    Traffic wishing to join the M6 northbound will be diverted to the M6 junction 10 southbound carriageway to exit at junction 7 and re-join the M6 northbound.

    Traffic will be able to use the M6 northbound exit slip to join the A454 (Black Country Route only) westbound only. There will be no access to re-join the M6 northbound or A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall).

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) – Traffic will be diverted along the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound to the Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 to Old Pleck Road.

    5am on Saturday 9 July until 10pm on Sunday 10 July Only one lane will be open on the A454 Black Country Route eastbound on the approach to the M6 junction 10 roundabout No diversion as reduced to single lane only.
    5am on Saturday 9 July until 10pm on Sunday 10 July Only one lane will be open on the western side of the junction 10 roundabout No diversion as reduced to single lane only.
    10pm on Sunday 10 July until 5am on Monday 11 July Full closure of the A454 (Black Country Route) eastbound on the approach to the junction 10 roundabout

    To join the M6 northbound or southbound – traffic will be diverted to the A454 Black Country Route westbound, Black Country New Road and across to M6 junction 9.

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) - traffic will be diverted to the A454 Black Country Route westbound, Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 and on to Old Pleck Road.

    10pm on Sunday 10 July until 5am on Monday 11 July Partial roundabout closure. No access between the Black Country Route (eastbound) exit onto the roundabout and the entry to the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall)

    Traffic from A454 Wolverhampton Road westbound will be able to join the M6 southbound but not the M6 northbound.

    Traffic wishing to join the M6 northbound will be diverted to the M6 junction 10 southbound carriageway to exit at junction 7 and re-join the M6 northbound.

    Traffic will be able to ¬¬use the M6 northbound exit slip to join the A454 (Black Country Route only) westbound only. There will be no access to re-join the M6 northbound or A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall).

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) – Traffic will be diverted along the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound to the Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 to Old Pleck Road.

    July weeknight closures

    We’re continuing our resurfacing work around the M6 junction 10 roundabout and some of the connecting roads.

    From Monday 11 July, there will be weeknight (Monday to Friday) overnight closures as detailed in the table below. This is with the exception of Thursday 28 July, when no closures are currently planned.

    Date and time of closure Closure Diversion
    Monday 11 July to Friday 29 July – weeknight closures from 10pm until 5am Full closure of the A454 (Black Country Route) eastbound on the approach to the junction 10 roundabout

    To join the M6 northbound or southbound – traffic will be diverted to the A454 Black Country Route westbound, Black Country New Road and across to M6 junction 9.

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) - traffic will be diverted to the A454 Black Country Route westbound, Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 and on to Old Pleck Road.

    Monday 11 July to Friday 29 July – weeknight closures from 10pm until 5am Full closure of the Wolverhampton Road West (from Arnwood Close to the junction 10 roundabout)

    To join the M6 northbound or southbound is Bentley Road North, around the roundabout to join the Black Country Route westbound to the Black Country New Road and across to M6 junction 9.

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) is Bentley Road North, around the roundabout to join the Black Country Route westbound to the Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 and on to Old Pleck Road.

    To join the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound is Bentley Road North, around the roundabout to join the Black Country Route westbound.

    Monday 11 July to Friday 29 July – weeknight closures from 10pm until 5am Full closure of the southbound exit slip road

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) - Traffic will be diverted past junction 10 to exit at M6 junction 7. Traffic should re-enter the M6 northbound carriageway and exit at M6 junction 10 to follow the A454 (Black Country Route) to Black Country New Road, Wood Green Road, Bescot Road and on to Old Pleck Road.

    To join the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound – Traffic will be diverted past junction 10 to exit at M6 junction 7. Traffic should re-enter the M6 on the northbound carriageway and exit at M6 junction 10.

    Monday 11 July to Friday 29 July – weeknight closures from 10pm until 5am Full closure of the northbound entry slip road Along the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound to the Black Country New Road, across to M6 junction 9 to join the M6 northbound carriageway.
    Monday 11 July to Friday 29 July – weeknight closures from 10pm until 5am Partial roundabout closure. No access from the Black Country Route (eastbound) exit onto the roundabout to the entry to the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall)

    Traffic from A454 Wolverhampton Road westbound will be able to join the M6 southbound but not the M6 northbound as the northbound entry slip road will be closed.

    Traffic wishing to join the M6 northbound will be diverted to the M6 junction 10 southbound carriageway to exit at junction 7 and re-join the M6 northbound.

    Traffic will be able to use the M6 northbound exit slip to join the A454 (Black Country Route only) westbound only. There will be no access to re-join the M6 northbound or A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall).

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) – Traffic will be diverted along the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound to the Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 to Old Pleck Road.

    Map of weeknight closures from Monday 11 July until Friday 29 July, 10pm until 5am:

    Map of weeknight road closures for M6 J10 between Monday 11 July and Friday 29 July

  • 01 July 2022

    Early July road closures

    We’re continuing our resurfacing work around the M6 junction 10 roundabout and some of the connecting roads.

    To do this, we’ll be closing the following roads from Friday 1 July 2022. We’ll be working on different roads at different times – please see the road closures table below for more information.

    If we finish working earlier than the road opening time stated in the table, we’ll re-open the road as soon as we can to reduce disruption. Please note that these closures are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances or poor weather conditions. Please check this webpage before travelling for the latest information.

    Road closures and diversions

    From Friday 1 July, the following roads will be closed on the days and times detailed in the table below:

    Closure Date and time of closure Diversion
    Full closure of the A454 Black Country Route eastbound Friday 1 July, 10pm until 5am Traffic will be diverted along the Black Country New Road, Dudley Street, High Bullen, Walsall Street to Wood Green Road and across to M6 junction 9 to Bescot Road, Old Pleck Road, Pleck Road to the A454 Wolverhampton Road.
    Full closure of the A454 (Black Country Route) eastbound on the approach to the junction 10 roundabout Monday to Friday from Monday 4 July, 10pm until 5am

    To join the M6 northbound or southbound is the Black Country Route westbound to Black Country New Road and across to M6 junction 9.

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) is the Black Country Route westbound to Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 and on to Old Pleck Road.

    Full closure of the Wolverhampton Road West (from Arnwood Close to the junction 10 roundabout) Monday to Friday from Monday 4 July, 10pm until 5am

    To join the M6 northbound or southbound is Bentley Road North, around the roundabout to join the Black Country Route westbound to the Black Country New Road and across to M6 junction 9.

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) is Bentley Road North, around the roundabout to join the Black Country Route westbound to the Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 and on to Old Pleck Road.

    To join the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound is Bentley Road North, around the roundabout to join the Black Country Route westbound.

    Full closure of the southbound exit slip road Monday to Friday from Monday 4 July, 9pm until 5am

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) - Traffic will be diverted past junction 10 to exit at M6 junction 7. Traffic should re-enter the M6 northbound carriageway and exit at M6 junction 10 to follow the A454 (Black Country Route) to Black Country New Road, Wood Green Road, Bescot Road and on to Old Pleck Road.

    To join the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound – Traffic will be diverted past junction 10 to exit at M6 junction 7. Traffic should re-enter the M6 on the northbound carriageway and exit at M6 junction 10.

    Full closure of the northbound entry slip road Monday to Friday from Monday 4 July, 9pm until 5am Along the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound to the Black Country New Road, across to M6 junction 9 to join the M6 northbound carriageway.
    Partial roundabout closure. No access from the Black Country Route (eastbound) exit onto the roundabout to the entry to the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) Monday to Friday from Monday 4 July, 10pm until 5am

    Traffic from A454 Wolverhampton Road westbound will be able to join the M6 southbound but not the M6 northbound as the northbound entry slip road will be closed.

    Traffic wishing to join the M6 northbound will be diverted to the M6 junction 10 southbound carriageway to exit at junction 7 and re-join the M6 northbound.

    Traffic will be able to use the M6 northbound exit slip to join the A454 (Black Country Route only) westbound only. There will be no access to re-join the M6 northbound or A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall).

    To join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) – Traffic will be diverted along the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound to the Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 to Old Pleck Road.

    Full closure of Wolverhampton Road West (from Arnwood Close to the junction 10 roundabout) Full weekend closure: 8pm on Friday 8 July until 5am on Monday 11 July Bentley Road North to Marshland Way roundabout and then Black Country Road eastbound to junction 10
    Map of weeknight closures from Monday 4 July:

    M6 Junction 10 - map of closures from Monday 4 July

Project information

Give us your feedback

Please visit our M6 junction 10 feedback tool to have your say. The tool includes an interactive map. You can click on a location to make a specific comment, or give us your general feedback.

ECHO is a one-way feedback tool, so if you’d like a response to your feedback you can email the project team at: M6Junction10Improvement@nationalhighways.co.uk

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The M6 junction 10 currently experiences significant congestion and traffic delays, particularly during morning and evening peak times. Road capacity problems have been identified as one of the main transport issues facing the Black Country within the West Midlands Local Transport Plan. 

The congestion includes queuing on the roundabout and the motorway slip roads, the Black Country Route and other roads leading to the junction. The improvements will ease congestion and reduce journey times for the thousands of drivers who use it every day 

We're working collaboratively with Walsall council to deliver the scheme within the current budget and to meet commitments made in our Delivery Plan and Walsall Council’s major transport scheme priorities for the period 2015-19. 

We have a target completion period but we’re working as quickly as possible and expect to complete the improvement work in 2022.

 

Existing M6 Junction 10 layout prior to works starting

Existing M6 Junction 10 layout prior to works starting

 

New M6 Junction 10 layout after work has finished

New M6 Junction 10 layout after work has finished

 

As part of the improvement work we’ll:  

  • replace the two existing bridges with two new, four-lane bridges to increase capacity  
  • widen the existing junction slip roads  
  • improve the slip roads and approaches on the local road network 
  • widen the westbound A454 Black Country Route 

Benefits: 

Provide a freer flowing network by: 

  • reducing congestion on the A454 (Black Country Route and Wolverhampton Road) and other roads linking to the junction 
  • reducing ‘rat-running’ traffic on nearby routes 
  • reducing queuing on the motorway slip roads 

Support economic growth by:

  • improving access to the strategic road network 
  • attracting new business and development to the area 
  • improving links to nearby Enterprise Zone sites and other development sites 

Provide a safe and maintainable network by:

  • replacing the bridges, avoiding major disruptive maintenance work in the future 
  • improving conditions for cyclists, pedestrians and horse-riders for crossing the junction safely 

Aerial view of North Bridge March 2021

Aerial view of North Bridge March 2021

Aerial view of South Bridge March 2021

Aerial view of South Bridge March 2021

Aerial view over the Junction March 2021

Aerial view over the Junction March 2021

 

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