M6 Junction 10 to be closed from Friday 24 September to Monday 27 September

08 Sep 2021

Published in: Affinity Partners

Full closure at M6 Junction 10 to facilitate the south bridge beam lift as part of improvement works

Earlier this month, Highways England successfully lifted five 44-metre-long, 130-tonne beams into place as part of the new bridge across the north of Junction 10 of the M6 motorway.

As part of the continuing work to improve M6 junction 10, a date has been set to lift the south bridge beams into place.

The M6 motorway will be closed in both directions between the Junction 10 exit and entry slip roads from Friday 24 September to Monday 27 September 2021.

Due to the nature and complexity of the operation, a contingency weekend of 8 to 10 October 2021 has also been scheduled, should the works not be able to go ahead at the end of September due to unforeseen circumstances or poor weather conditions.

Following the installation of the beams, the new bridge will continue to be built. To maintain a safe working environment for our workforce and motorists, a mixture of overnight and daytime closures will be used to complete the work.

From Monday 27 September, the bridge deck panels will start to be installed. The M6 will be closed between the exit and entry slip roads at junction 10, between 8pm and 6am, every week night (Monday to Friday) until 20 October.

In addition to this, this section of motorway is planned to be closed from 8pm on Saturday 9 October until 6am on Monday 11 October.

This extended road closure will allow Highways England to lift over half of the bridge deck panels into place over the beams. The ‘up and over’ diversion will be in place for all upcoming road closures.

Click here to view the timetable of proposed closures at Junction 10 in September and October.

For more information, please visit the Highways England website.

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