The original plan for the M6 between Birmingham and Manchester was to widen the road, but this was criticised for failing to sufficiently increase road capacity. As a result, a modified scheme was proposed whereby Active Traffic Management would be installed instead.
In 2014, the UK Government announced that funding would be made available to upgrade only the section between junctions 16 and 19. The J13-19 scheme was therefore withdrawn and replaced by the M6 J16-19 Smart Motorway scheme.
This scheme has been cancelled. We're no longer accepting updates or changes to this page.
Funding for this scheme was announced in the Autumn Statement earlier this week, as part of the National Infrastructure Plan.
With thanks to Michael Pritchard for information on this page.