Resurfacing works begin on M6 Southbound from Coleshill to Coventry - The Coventry Observer

Resurfacing works begin on M6 Southbound from Coleshill to Coventry

Coventry Editorial 20th Mar, 2023   0

RESURFACING works began on the M6 Southbound from Coleshill to Coventry today.

The repairs being carried out by National Highways will include all lanes and the hard shoulder, as well as a two-mile section of the southbound carriageway from Junction 3a to Corley Services.

The Southbound carriageway will be closed between junction 4 and Corley Services every weeknight from 8pm to 6am until April 7.

There will be a full weekend closure between the same points from 8pm on March 31 to 6am on April 2.

A number of diversions will be in place each night and over the weekends.

The following road closures and diversions will be in place each night and over the full weekend:




  • The M6 southbound carriageway from junction 4 (Coleshill) entry slip road to Corley Services entry slip road. – traffic will be diverted southbound on the A446 to the A45 and A46 round Coventry to rejoin the M6 at junction 2 (Ansty).
  • The M6 toll from M42 Junction 7 southbound/M6 Toll diverge to J3a – traffic tol continue southbound on the M42 to junction 6 then head eastbound on the A45 and A46 around Coventry to rejoin the M6 at junction 2.
  • The M42 junction J7a exit slip road to the southbound M6. Advance warning will be given of this to M42 northbound traffic at junction 6 so they can divert eastbound on the A45 and A46 to join the M6 southbound at junction 2.
  • Anyone trying to leave the M42 at junction 7a will have to travel northbound to junction 9, do a u-turn and rejoin the diversion at junction 6.

National Highways Project Manager, Saima Khan, said: “We are aware that the carriageway at this location has been deteriorating due to severe weather and heavy use.

“This scheme will address those issues and give our road users a better driving experience.


“As well as the resurfacing we’ll also reinstate traffic detection loops, markings, studs and bridge expansion joints.

“To do all this safely and as quickly as possible we’ll need to close the southbound carriageway at night when traffic flows are lightest. We advise drivers to allow extra time for their journeys and familiarise themselves with diversion routes.”

To stay up to date with live traffic conditions visit trafficengland.com and follow @HighwaysWMIDS on Twitter.

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