A £78 million upgrade project on the M6 at Walsall is moving forward with a new junction built at Walsall to replace the bridges over the motorway. This junction 10 will increase capacity at the traffic bottleneck and improve safety, bringing smoother journeys for the thousands that use the route every day.
It will also help facilitate growth at the Black Country Enterprise Zone in Darlaston and improve accessibility for cyclists and pedestrians.
“We are delighted to announce that John Sisk & Son have been appointed to lead this important scheme which will tackle congestion at a very busy junction at the heart of the country,” said Highways England Project Manager David Reed.
“This is a significant milestone for the project which will ultimately bring smoother and safer journeys for the many thousands of drivers using junction 10 every day.”
Construction firm Sisk has been appointed to design and build the new junction on behalf of Highways England and Walsall Council.
Preparation work is expected to get underway in the autumn with construction work beginning in January. Work is due to be completed by summer 2022.
“With junction 10 on our doorstep, Walsall has excellent connectivity and is an attractive place for investment. Reducing delays and increasing capacity at this vital interchange will play an important role in strengthening our economy and improving the accessibility of our town centre,” added Councillor Adrian Andrew, Deputy Leader of Walsall Council.