M6: National Highways gives J10 update which could affect Birmingham drivers - full list of road closures

National Highways has updated the roadworks being carried out on junction 10 of the M6 which could affect Birmingham drivers.
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National Highways has given an update on the road works being carried out on junction 10 of the M6 in the Wolverhampton area. The works are likely to cause disruptions for drivers to and from Birmingham.

The M6 junction 10 improvements have been going on since January 2020 and continue to congest roads which will affect the local communities and businesses. The cost of the improvements is £78million according to the National Highways website.

The National Highways website reads: “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.”

Latest M6 junction 10 update

The latest M6 junction 10 updates include upcoming road closures from Wednesday, May 31, 2023. A statement on the National Highways website reads: “We’re continuing our work around the M6 junction 10 roundabout and some of the connecting roads, including reinstating the road surface on the dedicated left turn slip road from the A454 Wolverhampton Road westbound into Tempus Drive. 

“This involves filling the trench that was required to allow Openreach to carry out some essential work for our scheme, and repairing the kerbs and pedestrian crossing before the road can be reopened. We expect this work to be completed by Sunday 11 June and thank you for your patience.

“We’re sorry for the disruption this work may cause to your journey and encourage drivers to plan ahead and allow extra time when travelling. We’ll aim to reopen the roads sooner if we complete our work earlier than expected. 

“Please note that these closures are subject to change at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances or poor weather conditions. Please check this webpage and our Twitter feed (@HighwaysWMIDS) for the latest information before you travel.”

Road closures on the M6 J10 and surrounding areas

  • Ongoing full closure until Sunday, June 11 – Full closure of dedicated left turn from A454 Wolverhampton Road westbound into Tempus Drive

  • Wednesday, May 31 to Friday, June 2 and Monday, June 5 to Friday, June 9 (9pm until 5am) – Lane closures on the mainline M6 northbound between junctions 9 and 10; Lane closures on the M6 mainline southbound between junctions 11 and 10

  • Wednesday, May 31 to Friday, June 2 and Wednesday, June 7 to Friday, June 9 (10pm until 5am) – Full closure of the A454 Black Country Route eastbound on the approach to the junction 10 roundabout; Full closure of the Wolverhampton Road West (from Arnwood Close to the junction 10 roundabout); Partial roundabout closure. No access from the Black Country Route (eastbound) entry onto the roundabout to the entry to the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound (towards Walsall); Lane closures on the remaining open section of the roundabout (see previous row for roundabout closure information)

  • Wednesday, May 31 to Friday, June 2 and Wednesday, June 7 to Friday, June 9 (9pm until 5am) – Lane closures on M6 J10 northbound exit slip road (one lane open); Full closure of the M6 J10 northbound entry slip road; Full closure of the M6 J10 southbound exit slip road

  • Monday, June 5 and Tuesday, June 6 (10pm until 5am) – Full closure of the A454 Black Country Route westbound; Full closure of the A454 Wolverhampton Road westbound (from Tempus Drive (KFC) to the junction 10 roundabout); Partial roundabout closure. No access after the A454 Wolverhampton Road eastbound exit from the roundabout to the A454 Black Country Route westbound

  • Monday, June 5 and Tuesday, June 6 (9pm until 5am) – Full closure of the M6 J10 northbound exit slip road; Lane closures on M6 J10 southbound exit slip road (one lane open); Full closure of the M6 J10 southbound entry slip road

Diversions

For information on diversions, please visit the official National Highways website. Note that if there is just a lane closure and not a road closure, there is no diversion route.