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M6 J10

Ends: ongoing

Last updated: 10 May 2022

What’s happening?

Walsall Council is working in partnership with Highways England to improve Junction 10 of the M6 motorway. 

M6 junction 10 is of strategic importance within the Black Country and the wider region, it is on a busy route between Walsall and Wolverhampton. The junction is often heavily congested, and this reduces the attractiveness of the local area for business and investment, including within the nearby Black Country Enterprise Zone.

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

Both M6 carriageways were opened earlier than planned. Thank you for your patience and understanding while following travel advice in finding alternative routes over the weekend. 

There will now be further overnight closures around the roundabout, and the existing north bridge is due to be demolished within a few weeks. 

Works may be subject to change, so please check this webpage and National Highways for further updates. 

Why is this happening?

The main objectives of the M6 junction 10 scheme are to:

1. Provide a freer-flowing network by:

  • reducing congestion on the A454/Black Country Route and other roads linking to the junction

  • reducing ‘rat-running’ traffic on nearby routes

  • reducing queuing on the motorway slip roads

2. Support economic growth by:

  • improving access to the strategic road network

  • attracting new business and development to the area

  • improving links to Walsall development sites given Enterprise Zone status in 2011

3. Provide a safe and maintainable network by:

  • replacing the bridge structures at M6 junction 10, avoiding major maintenance work in the near future

  • improving conditions for cyclists, pedestrians and other non-motorised users at the junction

Travel tips

You will still be able to get to where you need to go, but consider the following:

Could you change the time of your journey?. Avoid travelling during peak times wherever possible. Plan ahead, check timetables or apps and leave more time for your journey as services will be busier.
If you work, speak to your employer. about whether there is any flexibility in your hours or if there are any times when you could avoid travelling altogether, such as working from home.
Plan ahead and leave more time for your journey. If you travel, you’ll need more time for your journey to take account of changes and diversions.
Use public transport wherever possible. This is to reduce congestion on key roads and junctions.