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M6 Southbound - Bridge or Barrier Repairs×
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Map 53.43--2.55Bridge or Barrier Repairs The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J21A (Manchester) is closed , due to roadworks. Road expected to re-open from 5:00 am. CLEARED @ 05:10

Location: M6, 2.39m SW of Newton-le-Willows, Cheshire
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First Reported: 16/12/2014, 20:20
Last Updated: 18/12/2014, 05:10
M6 Southbound - Congestion×
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Map 53.51--2.69Congestion On the M6 southbound between junctions J26 (Wigan) and J22 (Newton le Willows), there are currently delays of 10 mins due to heavy traffic . Normal traffic conditions expected from 9:15 am.

Location: M6, 3.25m W of Wigan, Lancashire
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First Reported: 18/12/2014, 08:30
Last Updated: 18/12/2014, 08:30
M6 Southbound - Roadworks×
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Map 52.69--2.1Roadworks The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J12 (Telford) is closed , due to roadworks. Road expected to re-open from 6:00 am. CLEARED @ 06:00

Location: M6, 3.71m E of Cannock, Staffordshire
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First Reported: 18/12/2014, 00:20
Last Updated: 18/12/2014, 06:00
M6 Northbound - Roadworks×
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Map 52.68--2.09Roadworks On the M6 northbound between junctions J11 (Cannock) and J12 (Telford), minor traffic delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks closing two lanes, from 11:33 pm on 17/12/14 to 6 am on 18/12/14. CLEARED @ 07:00

Location: M6, 3.28m E of Cannock, Staffordshire
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First Reported: 18/12/2014, 00:00
Last Updated: 18/12/2014, 07:00
M6 Southbound - Roadworks×
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Map 52.45--1.46Roadworks The M6 southbound is closed between junctions J3 (Coventry) and J2 (Coventry), due to roadworks. Road expected to re-open from 6:00 am. CLEARED @ 04:40

Location: M6, 4.31m SE of Coventry, West Midlands
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First Reported: 17/12/2014, 22:40
Last Updated: 18/12/2014, 04:40
M6 Northbound - Roadworks×
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Map 52.51--1.86Roadworks The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J6 (Birmingham) is closed , due to roadworks. Road expected to re-open from 6:00 am. CLEARED @ 04:50

Location: M6, 3.41m E of Castle Bromwich, West Midlands
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First Reported: 17/12/2014, 22:30
Last Updated: 18/12/2014, 04:50
M6 Southbound - Roadworks×
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Map 52.73--2.1Roadworks On the M6 southbound between junctions J13 (Stafford) and J12 (Telford), there are currently delays of 10 mins due to roadworks closing two lanes. Expect disruption until 6:00 am. CLEARED @ 06:10

Location: M6, 4.63m S of Cannock, Staffordshire
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First Reported: 17/12/2014, 22:10
Last Updated: 18/12/2014, 06:10
M6 Southbound - Roadworks×
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Map 53.53--2.7Roadworks The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J26 (Wigan) is closed , due to roadworks. Road expected to re-open from 6:00 am. CLEARED @ 04:50

Location: M6, 3.27m NW of Wigan, Lancashire
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First Reported: 17/12/2014, 22:10
Last Updated: 18/12/2014, 04:50
M6 Northbound - Roadworks×
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Map 52.44--1.43Roadworks The junction of the M6 J2 (Coventry) and the M69 is closed , due to roadworks. Road expected to re-open from 6:00 am. CLEARED @ 06:10

Location: M6, 5.32m NW of Coventry
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First Reported: 17/12/2014, 21:10
Last Updated: 18/12/2014, 06:10
M6 Southbound - Roadworks×
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Map 53.81--2.7Roadworks The M6 southbound is closed at junction J32 (Blackpool), due to roadworks. Road expected to re-open from 6:00 am. CLEARED @ 06:10

Location: M6, 2.87m W of Preston
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First Reported: 15/12/2014, 22:30
Last Updated: 18/12/2014, 06:10
M6 Southbound - Roadworks×
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Map 52.51--1.87Roadworks The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J6 (Birmingham) is closed , due to roadworks. Road expected to re-open from 6:00 am. CLEARED @ 04:50

Location: M6, 3.62m E of Castle Bromwich, West Midlands
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First Reported: 15/12/2014, 21:30
Last Updated: 18/12/2014, 04:50
M6 Southbound - Roadworks×
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Map 53.16--2.35Roadworks The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J17 (Congleton) is closed , due to roadworks. Road expected to re-open from 5:00 am. CLEARED @ 05:00

Location: M6, 1.69m SW of Sandbach, Cheshire
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First Reported: 15/12/2014, 21:00
Last Updated: 18/12/2014, 05:00
M6 Southbound - Roadworks×
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Map 52.73--2.1Roadworks On the M6 southbound between junctions J13 (Stafford) and J10A (Wolverhampton), expect delays of up to 30 mins at peak times due to roadworks , from 12 am on 22/04/14 to 8:30 am on 25/04/15.

Location: M6, 4.63m S of Cannock, Staffordshire
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First Reported: 13/12/2014, 16:10
Last Updated: 18/12/2014, 08:30
M6 Northbound - Roadworks×
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Map 52.64--2.05Roadworks On the M6 northbound between junctions J10A (Wolverhampton) and J13 (Stafford), expect delays of up to 30 mins at peak times due to roadworks , from 12 am on 22/04/14 to 8:30 am on 25/04/15.

Location: M6, 2.55m N of Willenhall, Staffordshire
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First Reported: 13/12/2014, 16:10
Last Updated: 18/12/2014, 08:30
M6 Northbound - Roadworks×
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Map 52.41--1.21Roadworks On the M6 northbound between the M1 and junction J1 (Rugby), expect delays of up to 10 mins at peak times due to roadworks , from 7 am on 20/11/2013 to 6 pm on 28/11/2017.

Location: M6, 3.1m S of Rugby, Warwickshire
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First Reported: 13/12/2014, 15:30
Last Updated: 18/12/2014, 08:30
M6 Southbound - Roadworks×
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Map 52.41--1.22Roadworks On the M6 southbound between junction J1 (Rugby) and the M1, there are currently delays of 10 mins due to roadworks . Expect disruption until 6:00 pm on 28/11/2017.

Location: M6, 3.1m SW of Rugby, Warwickshire
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First Reported: 13/12/2014, 15:20
Last Updated: 18/12/2014, 08:30
M6 Northbound - Roadworks×
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Map 53.44--2.57Roadworks On the M6 northbound between junctions J21A (Manchester) and J23 (Haydock), there are currently delays of 10 mins due to roadworks closing two lanes. Expect disruption until 5:00 am. CLEARED @ 05:10

Location: M6, 1.46m W of Newton-le-Willows, Cheshire
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First Reported: 11/12/2014, 22:10
Last Updated: 18/12/2014, 05:10
M6 Northbound - Roadworks×
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Map 53.15--2.35Roadworks The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J17 (Congleton) is closed , due to roadworks. Road expected to re-open from 5:00 am. CLEARED @ 05:00

Location: M6, 1.54m SW of Sandbach, Cheshire
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First Reported: 11/12/2014, 20:10
Last Updated: 18/12/2014, 05:00
M6 Northbound - Roadworks×
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Map 53.15--2.35Roadworks The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J17 (Congleton) is closed , due to roadworks. Road expected to re-open from 5:00 am. CLEARED @ 05:00

Location: M6, 1.6m SW of Sandbach, Cheshire
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First Reported: 11/12/2014, 20:10
Last Updated: 18/12/2014, 05:00
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Traffic incidents on the M6

CongestionOn the M6 southbound between junctions J26 (Wigan) and J22 (Newton le Willows), there are currently delays of 10 mins due to heavy traffic . Normal traffic conditions expected from 9:15 am.

Location:
M6, 3.25m W of Wigan, Lancashire

Bridge or Barrier RepairsThe M6 southbound entry slip at junction J21A (Manchester) is closed , due to roadworks. Road expected to re-open from 5:00 am. CLEARED @ 05:10

Location:
M6, 2.39m SW of Newton-le-Willows, Cheshire

M6 Roadworks

RoadworksThe M6 southbound exit slip at junction J12 (Telford) is closed , due to roadworks. Road expected to re-open from 6:00 am. CLEARED @ 06:00

Location: M6, 3.71m E of Cannock, Staffordshire

RoadworksOn the M6 northbound between junctions J11 (Cannock) and J12 (Telford), minor traffic delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks closing two lanes, from 11:33 pm on 17/12/14 to 6 am on 18/12/14. CLEARED @ 07:00

Location: M6, 3.28m E of Cannock, Staffordshire

RoadworksThe M6 southbound is closed between junctions J3 (Coventry) and J2 (Coventry), due to roadworks. Road expected to re-open from 6:00 am. CLEARED @ 04:40

Location: M6, 4.31m SE of Coventry, West Midlands

RoadworksThe M6 northbound exit slip at junction J6 (Birmingham) is closed , due to roadworks. Road expected to re-open from 6:00 am. CLEARED @ 04:50

Location: M6, 3.41m E of Castle Bromwich, West Midlands

RoadworksOn the M6 southbound between junctions J13 (Stafford) and J12 (Telford), there are currently delays of 10 mins due to roadworks closing two lanes. Expect disruption until 6:00 am. CLEARED @ 06:10

Location: M6, 4.63m S of Cannock, Staffordshire

RoadworksThe M6 southbound exit slip at junction J26 (Wigan) is closed , due to roadworks. Road expected to re-open from 6:00 am. CLEARED @ 04:50

Location: M6, 3.27m NW of Wigan, Lancashire

RoadworksThe junction of the M6 J2 (Coventry) and the M69 is closed , due to roadworks. Road expected to re-open from 6:00 am. CLEARED @ 06:10

Location: M6, 5.32m NW of Coventry

RoadworksThe M6 southbound is closed at junction J32 (Blackpool), due to roadworks. Road expected to re-open from 6:00 am. CLEARED @ 06:10

Location: M6, 2.87m W of Preston

See map above for the full list of roadworks.

M6 Overview

The M6 is the longest motorway in the whole of the UK, and notorious for its congestion. Nevertheless, it's a blessing for tens of thousands of commuters, holidaymakers and workers every day. Running from Rugby, it passes Stoke on Trent, Liverpool, Manchester, Preston, Lancaster and Carlisle, and ends at Gretna, where is joins the A74(M) towards Glasgow.

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Average speeds are from the Highways Agency network journey time and traffic flow data May 2014.

As Britain's longest motorway, the M6 is a fantastic achievement, and tens of thousands of motorists rely on this route for a variety of purposes. The Preston Bypass, which forms part of the M6, was the first motorway in Britain to be built, now located around Junction 29.

However, due to the sheer popularity of the route, there are pockets of congestion that can be predicted in advance. The stretch of M6 that runs to the north of Birmingham is one such traffic hotspot. If you can, avoid the congestion through the West Midlands by making use of the purpose-built toll motorway - the M6 Toll, which runs from Junction 4 at the NEC north to Wolverhampton, a route of 27 miles. Using the toll can save time - and stress. Before the M6 Toll was built the Birmingham section of the M6 carried an astonishing 180,000 vehicles per day, more than twice its intended capacity. Traffic flow has since decreased by a third.

The motorway is also notorious for its extended roadworks - especially north of Birmingham through to Stafford.


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