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There are no current incidents or roadworks on the M6.Drag the map to show traffic incidents in the surrounding area.


Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents and congestion for M6 have been reported by Highways England, Traffic Scotland, Traffic Wales or Transport for London (TfL) in the last two hours:

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M6 Roadworks

The following roadworks have been reported by various highways agencies and official transport sources.Click on a roadworks item to view more details on the traffic map.


The M6 motorway is one of the most important motorways in the United Kingdom, and is one of the longest in Europe. It links the cities of Carlisle, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool. The motorway first opened in 1958, but the current route has been extended, upgraded and improved numerous times over the years to meet increased demand.

In terms of safety, the M6 motorway has a good safety record. According to the Department for Transport, 28 people were killed and 534 were seriously injured on the M6 in 2017. This compares to an average of 37 killed and 617 seriously injured on all trunk roads in England during the same period. Despite this, Road Safety charity Brake still urge motorists to drive safely and with care when travelling on the M6.

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