M6

M6

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Gretna

Where would we be without the M6? Nowhere at all. It's Britain's longest motorway and carries (in total, over its whole length) more traffic than any other. Part of it was also Britain's first.

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M6 J16-19 Smart Motorway 20 April 2017

Upgrade of the M6 to Smart Motorway between junctions 16 and 19, in order to create a smoother flow of traffic and thus reduce congestion.

As well as variable speed limits, this is a full conversion to All-Lane-Running (turning the hard shoulder into a permanent fourth running lane) with only Emergency Refuge Areas provided instead.

This scheme replaces the earlier M6 J13-19 Smart Motorway scheme, which was withdrawn in 2014.

Works will initially be at the northern end of the scheme, before spreading south.

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M1 J19 Catthorpe 8 March 2017

Reconstruction of M1 Junction 19, the meeting place of the M1, M6 and A14. Provision of new free-flow links between M6 and A14. The plans as of Autumn 2003 will cause the realignment of the road between Catthorpe and Swinford away from the interchange, which in turn will mean the A14 from this interchange to Junction 1 will be upgraded to motorway.

The junction will carry the mainline of the M6 on to the A14, with sliproads between M1 south and M6, and between M1 north and A14.

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M6 J10A-13 Smart Motorway 8 February 2016

Provision of Smart Motorway technology on the M6 between junctions 10A and 13.

Between Junctions 10A and 11A (the M6 Toll), variable speed limits will be installed; north of junction 11A full Smart Motorway technology including conversion of the hard shoulder to a running lane ("all lane running") will be provided.

Work was initially planned to be complete by Spring 2015, but Highways England have since decided to add resurfacing to the programme, which has extended to timescale to Autumn 2015.

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