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

  • 20 May 2022

    Weekend Closure 20 May – 23 May 2022

    Following on from the demolition of the old south bridge, we’ll be demolishing the old north bridge this weekend. We moved the traffic over to the new north bridge overnight on 19 May in preparation for the demolition.

    We’re closing the M6 motorway in both directions between junction 10 exit and entry slip roads from 8pm Friday 20 May to 6am Monday 23 May 2022. We’re also closing the M6 junction 9 northbound entry slip road to reduce congestion on the approach to the closure.

    We’ll divert the M6 traffic up and over the junction during the closure. We’re expecting severe delays during the closure, and we’re asking drivers to avoid using the M6 if possible.

     

    The demolition work is likely to be very noisy over the weekend, so we apologise to any residents for the disturbance that may be experienced.

    Local roads will be significantly busier, so please avoid the area if possible. If you’re making a local journey, please consider using public transport if possible, or walking or cycling for shorter trips. For information on public transport, you can visit: tfwm.org.uk.  

    Please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey. 

    We have also scheduled a contingency weekend should we not be able to go ahead with the work due to unforeseen circumstances or poor weather conditions.

    The following time lapse footage shows how we carried out the complex demolition of the old south bridge and we’ll be using the same method to demolish the old north bridge.

     

     

    May and June roundabout overnight closures

    We’re continuing our resurfacing works on the M6 junction 10 roundabout. These works will start on Monday 23 May and require overnight closures until 11 June (at 5am).

    Please note:

    • We apologise for the short notice of these closures and for any disruption they may cause.
    • Although we list the road opening times, if we finish work earlier than planned we’ll re-open the road as soon as we can to reduce disruption.
    • These closures are subject to short notice cancellation/changes due to unforeseen circumstances or poor weather conditions, so please check our webpage before travelling for the latest information.  

     

    From Monday 23 May to Wednesday 25 May, the sections in red on the plan below will be closed overnight until 5am. The M6 slip roads will close at 9pm and the other roads at 10pm.

     

    • Full closure of A454 Wolverhampton Road westbound from Tempus Drive (KFC) to the junction 10 roundabout.

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

     

    • If travelling southbound and coming off at M6 junction 10, there will be no access to the A454 Black Country Route via the roundabout. Equally, anyone using the roundabout to access the M6 junction 10 southbound entry slip carriageway will not be able to and will need to follow the diversion route.

    Diversion to A454 Black Country Route – Traffic will be diverted along A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound 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 M6 southbound - Traffic will be diverted along A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound to Old Pleck Road to M6 junction 9.

     

    • The M6 J10 northbound exit slip will also be closed.

    Diversion - 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.

     

    On Thursday 26 May, the sections in red on the plan below will be closed overnight until 5am. The M6 entry slip road will close at 9pm and the other roads at 10pm.

    • Full closure of A454 Wolverhampton Road westbound from Tempus Drive (KFC) to the junction 10 roundabout.

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

     

    • If travelling southbound and coming off at M6 junction 10, there will be no access to the A454 Black Country Route via the roundabout. Equally, anyone using the roundabout to access the M6 junction 10 southbound entry slip carriageway will not be able to and will need to follow the diversion route.

    Diversion to A454 Black Country Route – Traffic will be diverted along A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound 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 M6 southbound - Traffic will be diverted along A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound to Old Pleck Road to M6 junction 9.

     

    Overnight on Friday 27 May and from Sunday 29 May to Friday 10 June, the sections in red on the plan below will be closed overnight until 5am. The M6 slip roads will close at 9pm and the other roads at 10pm.

    Please note, there will be no road closures on Saturday 28 May, Saturday 4 June or Sunday 5 June.

    • Full closure of A454 Wolverhampton Road westbound from Tempus Drive (KFC) to the junction 10 roundabout.

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

     

    • If travelling southbound and coming off at M6 junction 10, there will be no access to the A454 Black Country Route via the roundabout. Equally, anyone using the roundabout to access the M6 junction 10 southbound entry slip carriageway will not be able to and will need to follow the diversion route.

    Diversion to A454 Black Country Route – Traffic will be diverted along A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound 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 M6 southbound - Traffic will be diverted along A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound to Old Pleck Road to M6 junction 9.

     

    • The M6 J10 northbound exit slip will also be closed.

    Diversion - 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.

  • 14 April 2022

    May J10 Roundabout Overnight Closures & Weekend Closure

    We’ve successfully demolished the old south bridge as part of M6 junction 10 improvement scheme. The work was carried out safely over the weekend of 6 to 9 May 2022.

    We reopened both M6 carriageways earlier than planned and we’d like to thank those who followed our travel advice in finding alternative routes this weekend. We appreciate the patience and understanding of those whose journeys were delayed because of this important work. 

    The following time lapse footage shows how we carried out the complex demolition work during the weekend closure.

    The existing north bridge is due to be demolished within a few weeks and we’ll provide further details shortly.

    May roundabout overnight closures

    We’re moving our resurfacing works to the north side of the M6 junction 10 roundabout to raise the existing road surface up to the level of the new north bridge. These works will start on Monday 9 May and require overnight closures until Friday 20 May.

    Please note:

    • Although we list the road opening times, if we finish work earlier than planned we’ll re-open the road as soon as we can to reduce disruption.
    • These closures are subject to short notice cancellation/changes due to unforeseen circumstances or poor weather conditions, so please check our webpage before travelling for the latest information.  

    On Monday 9 May and Tuesday 10 May from 9pm to 5am, the sections in red on the plan below will be closed overnight.

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

    Diversion for traffic wishing to join the M6 northbound or southbound is the Black Country Route to Black Country New Road and across to M6 junction 9.

    Diversion for traffic wishing to join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) is the Black Country Route 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).

    Diversion for traffic wishing 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

    Diversion for traffic wishing 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.

    Diversion for traffic wishing 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

    Diversion to 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.

    Diversion to 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.

    • 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 re-join M6 northbound – 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

    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.

    From Wednesday 11 May until Monday 16 May from 9pm to 5am, the sections in red on the plan below will be closed overnight.

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

    Diversion for traffic wishing to join the M6 northbound or southbound is the Black Country Route to Black Country New Road and across to M6 junction 9.

    Diversion for traffic wishing to join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) is the Black Country Route 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).

    Diversion for traffic wishing 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

    Diversion for traffic wishing 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.

    Diversion for traffic wishing to join the A454 (Black Country Route) westbound is Bentley Road North, around the roundabout to join the Black Country Route westbound.

    • 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 and southbound or A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall).

    To re-join M6 northbound and southbound – 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

    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.

    From Monday 16 May to Friday 20 May from 9pm to 5am, the sections in red on the plan below will be closed overnight.

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

    Diversion for traffic wishing to join the M6 northbound or southbound is the Black Country Route to Black Country New Road and across to M6 junction 9.

    Diversion for traffic wishing to join the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall) is the Black Country Route 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).

    Diversion for traffic wishing 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

    Diversion for traffic wishing 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.

    Diversion for traffic wishing 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

    Diversion to 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.

    Diversion to 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.

    • 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 re-join M6 northbound – 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

    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.

  • 06 April 2022

    April Closures and Contraflow

    We’ll be carrying out a number of closures throughout April as we continue to build the improved roundabout. These closures are listed below.

    Please note: 

    • although we list the road opening times, if we finish work earlier than planned we’ll re-open the road as soon as we can to reduce disruption.
    • these closures are subject to short notice cancellation/changes due to unforeseen circumstances or poor weather conditions, so please check our webpage before travelling for the latest information.   

    13 April

    • Full closure of the southbound entry slip from 9pm to 5am

    Diversion: Take M6 northbound and exit at M6 J10a towards M54 northbound carriageway, at M54 junction 1 re-enter the southbound carriageway

    • Full closure of the Wolverhampton Road West from 9pm to 5am.

    Diversion: Bentley Road North to Marshland way roundabout and then Black Country Road eastbound to junction 10

    19 April

    • Full closure of the northbound exit slip from 9pm to 5am

    Diversion: 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

    • Full closure of the A454 westbound (Black Country Route) from 10pm to 5am

    Diversion: Old Pleck Road, across M6 junction 9 towards Wednesbury, onto Old Black Country New Road to rejoin the A454 Black Country Route

    20 April

    • Full closure of the northbound exit slip from 9pm to 5am

    Diversion: 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

    • Full closure of the A454 westbound (Black Country Route) from 10pm to 5am

    Diversion: Old Pleck Road, across M6 junction 9 towards Wednesbury, onto Old Black Country New Road to rejoin the A454 Black Country Route

    21 April

    • Full closure of the northbound exit slip from 9pm to 5am

    Diversion: 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

    • Full closure of the A454 westbound (Black Country Route) from 10pm to 5am

    Diversion: Old Pleck Road, across M6 junction 9 towards Wednesbury, onto Old Black Country New Road to rejoin the A454 Black Country Route

  • 28 March 2022

    March & April Closures and Contraflow

    We’ll be carrying out a number of closures throughout March and April as we continue to build the improved roundabout. These closures are listed below.

    Please note: 

    • Although we list the road opening times, if we finish work earlier than planned we’ll re-open the road as soon as we can to reduce disruption.
    • These closures are subject to short notice cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances or poor weather conditions, so please check our webpage before travelling for the latest information.   

    Contraflow: 10pm 1 April to 6am 7 April on A454 Wolverhampton Road, between Tempus Drive and the junction 10 roundabout.

    We’ll be resurfacing the westbound A454 Wolverhampton Road, between Tempus Drive and the junction 10 roundabout. To allow us to continue working during the day, we’ll be introducing a contraflow system which is a temporary arrangement where traffic is transferred from its usual side to share the other half of the carriageway with traffic moving in the opposite direction.

    We expect this work to cause significant delays for traffic travelling west on A454 Wolverhampton Road, towards junction 10.

    Please plan ahead and allow additional time for your journeys, considering alternative routes where possible (such as Pleck Road towards junction 9).

     

    3 March to 31 March

    • Full closure of dedicated right turn into Tempus Drive from M6 Roundabout. The left-hand turn into Bloxwich Lane remains in place with two lanes open towards Walsall. The right turn will be closed 24/7 between these dates.

    Diversion: Diversion via A454, to Crown Wharf and back on Wolverhampton Road to turn left into Tempus Drive.  Please note: Wolverhampton Street beyond the Crown Wharf roundabout is a pedestrian zone with vehicular access only permitted for buses, taxis, loading and access to off street premises with enforcement cameras in place.

     25 March

    • Full closure of the southbound carriageway between the exit and entry slip at M6 junction 10 from 9pm to 5am

    Diversion: There will be an ‘up and over’ diversion for traffic which will leave the motorway at junction 10, travel over the roundabout and then re-join the M6 on the other side

    26 March

    • Full closure of the both carriageways between the exit and entry slips at M6 junction 10 from 10pm to 5am

    Diversion: There will be an ‘up and over’ diversion for traffic which will leave the motorway at junction 10, travel over the roundabout and then re-join the M6 on the other side

    28 March

    • Full closure of the northbound carriageway between the exit and entry slip at junction 10 from 9pm to 5am

    Diversion: There will be an ‘up and over’ diversion for traffic which will leave the motorway at junction 10, travel over the roundabout and then re-join the M6 on the other side

    29 March

    • Full closure of the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound from junction 10 roundabout to KFC/Bloxwich Lane from 10pm to 5am.

    Diversion: Black Country Route, Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 to Old Pleck Road to A454 Wolverhampton Road

    30 March

    • Full closure of the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound from junction 10 roundabout to KFC/Bloxwich Lane from 10pm to 5am.

    Diversion: Black Country Route, Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 to Old Pleck Road to A454 Wolverhampton Road

    • Full closure of the southbound entry slip road from 9pm to 5am

    Diversion: Take M6 northbound and exit at M6 J10a towards M54 northbound carriageway, at M54 junction 1 re-enter the southbound carriageway

    31 March

    • Full closure of the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound from junction 10 roundabout to KFC/Bloxwich Lane from 10pm to 5am.

    Diversion: Black Country Route, Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 to Old Pleck Road to A454 Wolverhampton Road

    • Full closure of the southbound exit slip from 9pm-5am

    Diversion: Continue on the M6 southbound past junction 10 and exit at M6 junction 7 to re-enter the M6 on the northbound carriageway and exit at M6 junction 10.

    1 April to 7 April

    Contraflow installed on westbound A454 Wolverhampton Road, between Tempus Drive and the junction 10 roundabout from 10pm on Friday 1 April and 6am on Thursday 7 April.

    • Full closure of the A454 Wolverhampton Road westbound from Tempus Drive to junction 10 roundabout from 10pm to 5am each night.

    Diversion: Old Pleck Road, across M6 junction 9 to Black Country New Road to BCR

    7 April

    • Full closure of the southbound entry slip road from 9pm to 5am

    Diversion: Take M6 northbound and exit at M6 J10a towards M54 northbound carriageway, at M54 junction 1 re-enter the southbound carriageway

    8 April

    • Full closure of the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound from junction 10 roundabout to KFC/Bloxwich Lane from 10pm to 5am.

    Diversion: Black Country Route, Black Country New Road, across M6 junction 9 to Old Pleck Road to A454 Wolverhampton Road.

  • 21 February 2022

    March closures

    We’ll be carrying out a number of closures throughout March as we continue to build the improved roundabout. These closures are listed below.

    Please note: 

    • although we list the road opening times, if we finish work earlier than planned we’ll re-open the road as soon as we can to reduce disruption.
    • these closures are subject to short notice cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances or poor weather conditions, so please check our webpage before travelling for the latest information.   

    Closure: 3 March to 31 March – Full closure of dedicated right turn into Tempus Drive from M6 Roundabout. The left-hand turn into Bloxwich Lane remains in place with two lanes open towards Walsall

    Times: closed 24/7 between these dates

    Diversion: Diversion via A454, to Crown Wharf and back on Wolverhampton Road to turn left into Tempus Drive.  Please note: Wolverhampton Street beyond the Crown Wharf roundabout is a pedestrian zone with vehicular access only permitted for buses, taxis, loading and access to off street premises with enforcement cameras in place.

    22 March

    • Full closure of the southbound carriageway between the exit and entry slip at M6 junction 10 from 9pm to 5am

    Diversion: There will be an ‘up and over’ diversion for traffic which will leave the motorway at junction 10, travel over the roundabout and then re-join the M6 on the other side

    23 March

    • Full closure of the northbound carriageway between the exit and entry slip at junction 10 from 9pm to 5am

    Diversion: There will be an ‘up and over’ diversion for traffic which will leave the motorway at junction 10, travel over the roundabout and then re-join the M6 on the other side

    24 March

    • Full closure of the both carriageways between the exit and entry slips at M6 junction 10 from 10pm to 5am

    Diversion: There will be an ‘up and over’ diversion for traffic which will leave the motorway at junction 10, travel over the roundabout and then re-join the M6 on the other side

    25 March

    • Full closure of the southbound carriageway between the exit and entry slip at M6 junction 10 from 9pm to 5am

    Diversion: There will be an ‘up and over’ diversion for traffic which will leave the motorway at junction 10, travel over the roundabout and then re-join the M6 on the other side

    26 March

    • Full closure of the both carriageways between the exit and entry slips at M6 junction 10 from 10pm to 5am

    Diversion: There will be an ‘up and over’ diversion for traffic which will leave the motorway at junction 10, travel over the roundabout and then re-join the M6 on the other side

  • 07 January 2022

    February closures

    February closures

    In January and February we’ll be carrying out a series of overnight closures of the M6 between the exit and entry slip roads at junction 10. The ‘up and over’ diversion will be in place during these closures, as previously used.

    We’ll update our webpage with the dates of the future closures as they’re confirmed.

    We need to use these closures to pour the concrete which joins the bridge panels together. This work can only take place in certain temperatures and is therefore subject to short notice cancellation. We’ll be monitoring the weather conditions and we advise customers to check our project webpage before travelling.

    We’ll advertise these closures on our message signs to keep road users informed and use traffic control resources to manually adjust the traffic lights during the closures to ease congestion on the motorway and at the junction.

    We’ll also be carrying out a number of closures on the local road network through January and February as we continue to construct the improved roundabout. These closures are listed below:

    Closure: 31 January to 25 February – Full closure of the A454 westbound (Black County Route)

    Times: 9pm-5am Mon – Fri

    Diversion: Old Pleck Road, across M6 junction 9 towards Wednesbury, onto Old Black Country New Road to rejoin the A454 Black Country Route

     

    Closure: 31 January to 18 February – Full closure of the northbound exit slip

    Times: 9pm-5am Mon – Fri

    Diversion: 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

     

    Closure: 31 January to 15 February – Full closure on Wolverhampton Road West eastbound

    Times: 8pm-5am Mon – Fri

    Diversion: Bentley Road North to Marshland way roundabout and then Black Country Road eastbound to junction 10

     

    Closure: CANCELLED18 February (one night only) – Full closure on Wolverhampton Road West eastbound

    Times: 8pm-5am

    Diversion: Bentley Road North to Marshland way roundabout and then Black Country Road eastbound to junction 10

     

    Closure: 18 February to 20 February – Full weekend closure of the westbound exit slip to Marshlands Way from the A454 Black Country Route

    Times:  9pm Friday until 5am Monday

    Diversion: Continue to The Keyway roundabout and back onto the A454 Black Country Route eastbound to exit at Marshlands Way slip

     

    Closure: 20 February (one night only) - Full closure of the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound from Bloxwich Lane to the junction 10 roundabout

    Times: 10pm-5am

    Diversion: via Old Pleck Road

     

    Closure: 20 February to 31 March – Full closure of dedicated right turn into Tempus Drive from M6 Roundabout. The left-hand turn into Bloxwich Lane remains in place with two lanes open towards Walsall

    Times: closed 24/7 between these dates

    Diversion: Diversion via A454, to Crown Wharf and back on Wolverhampton Road to turn left into Tempus Drive.  Please note: Wolverhampton Street beyond the Crown Wharf roundabout is a pedestrian zone with vehicular access only permitted for buses, taxis, loading and access to off street premises with enforcement cameras in place.

  • 24 December 2021

    January 2022 closures

    In January 2022 we’ll be carrying out overnight closures of the A454 westbound every Monday to Friday from 4 January to 22 January. The closures will be in place from 9pm to 5am.

    Traffic will be diverted via the A454 Old Pleck Road, across M6 junction 9 and onto Old Black Country New Road.

  • 29 November 2021

    November and December closures

    We have a number of upcoming closures of the roundabout and connecting local roads, please see these below and plan your journeys accordingly. We apologise for any disruption that these closures may cause.

    Closure: 29 November to 3 December - Full closure of the A454 Wolverhampton Road East from Bloxwich Lane to J10 roundabout

    Times: 10pm to 5am

    Description of works: The works are to accommodate the drainage installation.

    Diversion: via Old Pleck Road

     

    Closure: 2 December to 3 December – Full closure on Wolverhampton Road West

    Times: 8pm-5am

    Description of works: to accommodate ducting and gas mains diversion

    Diversion: Bentley Road North to Marshland way roundabout and then BCR eastbound to junction 10

     

    Closure: 6 December to 11 December – Full closure of the northbound exit slip

    Times: 10pm-5am (first cone out at 9.30pm)

    Description of work: to accommodate ducting and structures work

    Diversion: Exit at M6 J10a towards M54 northbound carriageway, at M54 junction 1 re-enter the southbound carriageway to exit at M6 junction 10

     

    Closure: 12 December - Full closure of A454 Wolverhampton Road East, westbound from Bloxwich Lane to J10 roundabout (KFC to M6 junction 10)

    Times: 10pm – 5am

    Description of works: to accommodate carriageway realignment

    Diversion: via Old Pleck Road

     

    Closure: 12 December - Full closure of south bound entry slip closure

    Times: 10pm-5am (first cone out at 9.30pm)

    Description of works: to accommodate traffic management phase change

    Diversion: Exit at M6 J10a towards M54 northbound carriageway, at M54 junction 1 re-enter the southbound carriageway to exit at M6 junction 10

  • 29 October 2021

    Update on work - October 2021

    Across August and September we installed a number of 44-metre-long beams, each weighing 130 tonnes, into place as part of the new bridges across the junction. Using overnight and partial weekend closures, we then successfully installed the deck on the new bridges. Through-out this process we have incorporated lessons learnt from previous experiences to reduce the impact to our customers. Through implementing the below improvements, we reduced traffic delays across our second weekend closure by over 50% and reduced planned hours of disruption by 40%. Improvements we implemented were:

    • Increased use of virtual messaging signs across the National Highways network and local roads to advise of full weekend closures and alternative routes. We also used additional portable virtual messaging signs in areas identified to be delayed the most.
    • Advanced correspondence and co-ordination with major events being held in the region such as Birmingham Pride and both Premier League and Championship football matches.
    • Utilised traffic control resources to manually adjust traffic lights during weekend and week night closures to ease congestion on the motorway and at the junction.
    • Identified and implemented a new methodology to install the deck reducing overall hours of disruption by 47 hours and minimised the number of required night closures by 1.5 weeks.

    Upcoming work:

    We’re now continuing with work during days and nights to install drainage throughout the various areas of site.

    As part of this work we’ll need to use some noisy machinery and equipment. We’ll aim to carry out the particularly heavy and noisy work during the earliest part of the night. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption residents may experience.

    We’ll be using specialist equipment to remove the existing road surface and put in the new drainage. We’re using the latest constructions machines and equipment to help reduce noise, so please be assured that we’ll make every effort to carefully manage noise levels to minimise the impact of this work.

    How will it affect traffic?

    Most of the work will take place on Monday to Friday during the night. We’ll need to close some roads to carry out the work safely. For overnight closures, we’ll start putting cones out from around 8pm and aim to fully close the road by 10pm. If we finish work earlier than planned, we’ll re-open the road to reduce any inconvenience.

    For live traffic information and to plan your journeys, visit Traffic England

    Upcoming closures

    15 to 19 November – Full closure of Bloxwich Lane

    Diversion:  Travel Wolverhampton Road East, turn left at Green Lane, further left at Leamore Lane and left back onto Bloxwich.

    The closures will be between 9pm and 5am to accommodate removal of splitter island and kerbing replacement.

    19 November – Full closure of northbound exit slip road

    Diversion: Exit at M6 J10a towards M54 northbound carriageway, at M54 junction 1 re-enter the southbound carriageway to exit at M6 junction 10.

    The closure will be between 9pm and 5am to accommodate a traffic switch and implement a new road lay out to continue with works in other areas.

    22 to 27 November - Full closure of southbound exit slip road

    Diversion: Continue on the M6 southbound past junction 10 and exit at M6 junction 7 to re-enter the M6 on the northbound carriageway and exit at M6 junction 10.

    The closures will be between 9pm to 5am to accommodate telecoms works and drainage works in the verge.

    22 to 27 November – Full Closure Wolverhampton Road East

    Diversion: Old Pleck Rd Diversion

    The closures will be between 9pm and 5am to accommodate works in the central reservation.

  • 22 October 2021

    Wolverhampton Road overnight closures

    We'll be carrying out full overnight closures of Wolverhampton Road between Bloxwich Lane and the junction 10 roundabout, between 8pm and 5am, every night from 25 October to 29 October 2021.

    We need to use these closures to carry out a concrete pour on the new north and south bridge decks.

    We apologise for any disruption this may cause.

  • 06 October 2021

    Upcoming Full Sunday Closure

    We’ll be closing the M6 within junction 10 from 8pm on Saturday 9 October until 6am on Monday 11 October. This extended road closure will allow us to lift over half of the bridge deck panels into place over the beams. The same ‘up and over’ diversion route which we used during our full weekend closures will be in place. Please plan your journeys in advance and avoid the M6 in this area if possible. Long delays are expected.

    We’re also closing the M6 between the exit and entry slip roads at the junction, between 8pm and 6am, every week night (Monday to Friday) until 20 October. These closures are to install the remaining bridge deck panels.

  • 30 September 2021

    M6 junction 10 - Weekend Closure Completion

    We’ve successfully lifted our steel beams into place to form the new South Bridge as part of our M6 junction 10 improvement scheme. The work was carried out safely over the weekend of 24 – 27 September 2021.

    We reopened both M6 carriageways earlier than planned and we’d like to thank those who followed our travel advice in finding alternative routes this weekend. We appreciate the patience and understanding of those whose journeys were delayed because of this important work. 

    Following the full weekend closure, we’ll still need to continue works on the new bridge using the same ‘up and over’ diversion route. From Monday 27 September, we’ll start to install the bridge deck panels. We’ll close the M6 between the exit and entry slip roads at junction 10, between 8pm and 6am, every week night (Monday to Friday) until 20 October.

    In addition to this we plan to close this section of motorway from 8pm on Saturday 9 October until 6am on Monday 11 October. This extended road closure will allow us to lift over half of the bridge deck panels into place over the beams. The ‘up and over’ diversion will be in place for all upcoming road closures.

    The following drone footage showcases the M6 South beams that were lifted into place during the weekend closure.

  • 13 September 2021

    M6 junction 10 - Weekend Closure

    We’re closing the M6 in both directions between the junction 10 exit and entry slip roads to lift our south bridge beams into place. An ‘up and over’ diversion will be in place.

    We’ll put the closure in place from 8pm southbound and 11pm northbound on Friday 24 September and will reopen the motorway before 6am on Monday 27 September.

    Watch David Reed, our Project Manager providing some travel advice if you need to travel over that weekend.

  • 07 September 2021

    Weekend Closure - Friday 24 September to Monday 27 September 2021

    Earlier this month we successfully lifted the five 44-metre-long beams, each beam weighing 130 tonnes into place as part of the new bridge across the north of the junction.

    As part of the continuing work to improve M6 junction 10, we’ve now set a date to lift the south bridge beams into place.

    We’ll need to close the M6 motorway in both directions between the junction 10 exit and entry slip roads from Friday 24 September to Monday 27 September 2021.

    We appreciate there are events taking place across the Midlands over this closure weekend. We’re working closely with major event organisers such as, Birmingham Pride and The FA to manage traffic levels for the planned weekend closure.

    Due to the nature and complexity of the operation, we’ve also scheduled a contingency weekend of 8 to 10 October 2021, should we not be able to go ahead at the end of September due to unforeseen circumstances or poor weather conditions.

    Following the installation of the beams, we’ll continue to build the new bridge. To maintain a safe working environment for our workforce and motorists, we’ll use a mixture of overnight and daytime closures to complete our work.

    From Monday 27 September, we’ll start to install the bridge deck panels. We’ll close the M6 between the exit and entry slip roads at junction 10, between 8pm and 6am, every week night (Monday to Friday) until 20 October.

    In addition to this we plan to close this section of motorway from 8pm on Saturday 9 October until 6am on Monday 11 October. This extended road closure will allow us to lift over half of the bridge deck panels into place over the beams. The ‘up and over’ diversion will be in place for all upcoming road closures.

    Diversion routes

    We’ll divert M6 traffic up and over the junction during both road closures.

    Please expect severe delays and avoid the area if possible. If you’re planning to use the M6 to head north to south or south to north, please consider using alternative routes like the M1.

    You may also wish to consider using the M6 Toll as an alternative route to the M6 on this occasion. Please note the usual toll fees will apply. Local roads in the surrounding area are likely to experience significant delays.

    If you’re making a local journey, please consider using public transport wherever possible, or walking or cycling for shorter trips. For information on public transport, you can visit the Network West Midlands Transport Planner. During this time, please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey.

    Here’s a digital postcard which includes a plan of the diversion route

    M6 junction 19 roundabout closure

    Please note, we’re planning to close the M6 junction 19 roundabout from 9pm Saturday 25 September until 6am Monday 27 September. There will be no access to, from or across the M6 motorway at junction 19. Mainline motorway traffic will continue to run in both directions.

  • 02 September 2021

    M6 junction 10 - Overnight Closure up to 5 weeks

    The full closure over the weekend between 6 and 9 August was a success and we’d like to thank our customers for your patience during this time.

    Over the next few weeks, we’ll continue to close the M6 at junction 10 overnight between the exit and entry slip roads, Monday to Friday only, from 8pm to 6am. These closures have been in place since the 10 August and will remain up until 17 September 2021.

    This is so that we can install the North bridge deck, following the steel beams being lifted into place. The diversion route will be in place between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday and will divert traffic up and over. Traffic will exit the motorway at junction 10 and re-join via the junction 10 entry slip road.

    Please see the following map of the diversion route below:

    A map of the M6 junction 10 diversion route

     

  • 20 August 2021

    M6 junction 10 - Post-closure survey

    Following our successful north bridge beam lift, completed August 2021, we would like to thank everybody who followed our travel advice. We listen to our customers and your feedback helps us to continually improve, so we’re inviting you all to complete our short, anonymous survey.

    The purpose of this post-closure survey is for individuals to provide feedback on how they found our communications and messaging leading up to and during the weekend closure. Feedback provided will be taken into account and inform our communications in any future closures we complete.

    You can complete our M6 junction 10 Post-closure survey here.

  • 10 August 2021

    M6 junction 10 - Weekend Closure Completion

    We’ve successfully lifted our steel beams into place to form the new North Bridge as part of our M6 junction 10 improvement scheme. The work was carried out safely over the weekend of 6 – 9 August 2021.

    We’d like to thank those who followed our travel advice in finding alternative routes and appreciate the patience and understanding of those whose journeys were delayed because of this important work. 

    Following the full weekend closure, we’ll still need to continue works on the new bridge for up to 5 weeks, using the same ‘up and over’ diversion route. Closures will be Monday to Friday, from 8pm until 6am, although we’ll aim to be off the network sooner to avoid commuter traffic.

    See details of the diversion route below. Click on the image to open the plan in a larger size.

    diversion routes

    The following time-lapse video shows the M6 North Beam lift weekend closure from start to finish.

     

  • 02 August 2021

    Weekend Closure - Friday 6 August to Monday 9 August 2021

    We understand that recent postponements of the M6 junction 10 improvement work may have reduced confidence in the rescheduled date, and we apologise about the disruption and delays this has caused. We would like to give reassurance that we have put measures in place to avoid this happening again. The steel beams are now in the Midlands, so traffic routes are no longer a risk. There are only 4 cranes in the country that can facilitate a lift of this size, and they are in high demand. For this new date we have the crane committed to arrive on site over 24 hours early to allow some contingency.

    The beam lift has been rescheduled to take place from 8pm on Friday 6 August 2021 to 6am on Monday 9 August 2021. We’ll divert M6 traffic up and over the junction. 

    Following the full weekend closure, we’ll still need to continue works on the new bridge for up to 5 weeks. Closures will be Monday to Friday, from 8pm until 6am, although we’ll aim to be off the network sooner to avoid commuter traffic. See details of diversion route below.

    Diversion Routes

    We’ll divert M6 traffic up and over the junction, during both closures.

    Please expect long delays and avoid the area if possible. If you’re planning to use the M6 to head north to south or south to north, please consider using alternative routes like the M1.

    You may also wish to consider using the M6 Toll as an alternative route to the M6 on this occasion. Please note that the usual toll fees will apply. Local roads in the surrounding area are likely to experience significant delay.

    If you’re making a local journey, you may wish to consider using public transport wherever possible, or walking or cycling for shorter trips. For information on public transport, please visit the Network West Midlands Transport Planner. During this time, please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey.

    Here is a plan of the diversion. Click on the image to open the plan in a larger size.

    diversion routes

  • 16 July 2021

    Weekend Closure 16 - 19 July 2021 - Postponement

    Our planned closure of junction 10 of the M6 this weekend has been postponed.

    Due to circumstances out of our control, the specialist 750-tonne crane needed to lift these 44m-long steel bridge beams into place is not now available this weekend.

    We understand people need to plan their journeys and apologise for any confusion caused. It is with heavy hearts that we have been forced to delay this important work but we need to use the specialist, high-capacity crane to lift the five braced pairs of beams weighing between 90 to 120 tonnes each.

    It is hoped the beam lift can take place within the next few weeks and a new date will be announced shortly.

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

Feedback Map

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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