Ahead of the commencement of the planned works to upgrade the M6 to a smart motorway between junctions 14 and 15, there will be a series of overnight closures to complete preparatory works.
This will start w/c 26th March, with an anticipated end date of 14th July.

M6 junction 13 to 15: upgrade to smart motorway
We’re planning to upgrade the M6 from junctions 13 to 15 to a Smart Motorway. We will convert the hard shoulder to a permanent running lane to provide greater traffic capacity and more reliable journey times by improving the flow of traffic.

What we’re doing
We need to carry out advance work to prepare the motorway for when we start the main construction work in June 2018. As part of this initial work we’ll resurface those sections along the carriageway in need of repair. We’ll also need to reduce the width of the lanes on the motorway in certain areas so that we can maintain three lanes of traffic while also allowing construction work to be done safely. To do this, we will need to rearrange the road markings and cat’s eyes and install a barrier to protect our workers when they start work.

How will this affect you?
To carry out this work safely, we’ll need to close the M6 on the dates and times below. To minimise disruption we will carry out this work overnight, when the roads are quieter.

If you plan to travel on these dates, please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journeys.

Date Time Closure Diversion
Monday, 26 March to Thursday, 28 March 10pm to 5am M6 J14 to J15 Northbound carriageway A diversion route will be in operation via A34.

 

Tuesday, 3 April to Friday 6 April 10pm to 5am M6 J14 to J15 Northbound carriageway A diversion route will be in operation via A34.
Monday, 9 April to Friday 13 April

 

10pm to 5am M6 J15 to J14 Southbound carriageway A diversion route will be in operation via A34
Monday, 16 April to Friday 20 April

 

10pm to 5am M6 J13 to J14 Northbound carriageway A diversion route will be in operation via the A449/A34.
Monday, 23 April to Friday 27 April

 

10pm to 5am M6 J15 to J13 Southbound carriageway A diversion route will be in operation via the A449/A34
Monday, 30 April to Friday 4 May 10pm to 5am M6 J12 to J14 Northbound carriageway A diversion route will be in operation via the A449/A34
       
Monday, 7 May to Friday 11 May

 

10pm to 5am M6 J14 to J12 Southbound carriageway A diversion route will be in operation via the A449/A34
Saturday, 12 May to Thursday 14 June

 

10pm to 5am M6 J14 to J15 South and Northbound carriageway A diversion route will be in operation via the A449/A34
Thursday, 14 June to Saturday 14 July

 

10pm to 5am M6 J13 to J14 South and Northbound carriageway A diversion route will be in operation via the A449/A34

Please be aware this work could be subject to change, depending on weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

We apologise for any inconvenience you may experience and will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum.

Find out more and contact us
If you have any questions or would like to know about this work, please email M6.j13-15@highwaysengland.co.uk or call us on 0300 123 5000. You can also visit our website at http://www.highways.gov.uk/m6j13to15.