Highways England is improving the 20km stretch of the M6 between Junction 2 at Coventry and Junction 4 near Coleshill by upgrading it to an ‘all lane running’ smart motorway. Construction is scheduled to begin this winter and will involve installation of gantries and monitoring equipment, new drainage systems, safety barriers, construction of emergency refuge areas and carriageway resurfacing. It’s hoped the scheme will provide greater traffic capacity, and more reliable journey times by improving the flow of traffic for this section of the M6 and is expected to be completed in early 2020.
In addition to the main smart motorway scheme, there will also be improvements to junction 4. This will include increasing the number of lanes to aid the flow of traffic for the proposed Birmingham Interchange Station. This work is scheduled to begin in Autumn 2017.
If you’re interested in finding out more about this project and position’s available, chat to Steve Castle.