M6

M6 Birmingham Box ATM Phase 3 14 October 2014

Introduction of Active Traffic Management technology between junctions 5 and 8 of the M6 (including the M5 link roads), in order to relieve congestion.

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M1 J19 Catthorpe Viaduct Replacement 29 September 2014

A scheme to replace the bridge carrying the southbound M6 over the M1. This whole junction is due to be remodelled to solve its endemic congestion problems, but has been further delayed by a government spending review. As a result it was decided that replacement of this bridge could not be put off any longer and will go ahead anyway. The existing bridge has been supported by temporary props in the southbound carriageway of the M1 for some years now.

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M6 M40 M42 Birmingham Box ATM Phases 1 and 2 23 April 2011

An improvement project designed to reduce congestion without widening, which will bring Active Traffic Management (ATM) technology to large parts of the motorway network around Birmingham. The scheme involves the installation of new gantries, signage, safety fencing and associated technology on the following sections of motorway:

- M6 J4 to J5 (full ATM) 8 Km (5 miles) - M6 J8 to J10a (full ATM) 11 Km (6 miles) - M40 J16 to M42 J3a (variable speed limits only) 3 Km (2 miles) - M42 J7 to J9 (variable speed limits only) 8 Km (5 miles)

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M6 Junction 32 Improvement 12 June 2010

Widening of the southbound carriageway of the M6 to provide three full lanes through Junction 32, which has been a severe bottleneck for many years. The widening will not replace the existing structures, leaving an intermittent hard shoulder through the junction.

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M6 Widening J11a-19 2 March 2010

Widening of existing M6 to four lanes each way between the new junction 11A where the M6 Toll will merge in and junction 20 for the M56 and Manchester. This scheme was widely criticised as inadequate - by the time works were to be completed traffic on the M6 was likely to require more than four lanes.

This scheme has been cancelled in favour of Active Traffic Management (hard-shoulder running).

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M6 Carlisle - Gretna 7 December 2008

Upgrade of the existing A74 dual carriageway between the terminus of the M6 at Greymoorhill to the Scottish Border, where the A74(M) commences, to dual three-lane plus hard shoulder motorway standard, including the replacement of a railway bridge and construction of a new parallel service road.

It will close the "Cumberland Gap" where six miles of sub-standard dual carriageway connects two modern three lane motorways.

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