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Barriers boost for M5 and M6

17/11/2011

The Highways Agency has started work to replace the central reserve barrier on the M5 between junction 3 and 4a.

Carillion wins £126m job to speed-up M6

05/01/2012

Carillion has been chosen to carry out £126m of work to transform a section of the M6 in Birmingham to a managed motorway.

Touch payments come to M6 toll booths

12/07/2012

Drivers using the M6 Toll Road can now pay for their journey using contactless credit and debit cards.

Central barrier cut to free stuck traffic

14/08/2012

Contractors had to cut the central barrier on a stretch of the M6 to free traffic caught behind a crash on Monday.

M6 bridge to be strengthened

28/05/2013

A £2.6 million refurbishment of an M6 motorway bridge near Tebay in Cumbria will start next month.

Consultation over M6 variable speed limit plans

08/07/2013

Variable speed limits could be introduced on the M6 in Staffordshire.

Chancellor sees road workers in action

29/07/2013

Chancellor George Osborne paid a night-time visit to meet Lafarge Tarmac workers on the M6.

Thousands expected to use M6 and M54 for music festival

08/08/2013

The Highways Agency is reminding road users to be prepared when travelling to this year’s V Festival.

Work underway on M6 managed motorway project

18/09/2013

The Highways Agency has started advance works on the M6 junction 10a to 13 managed motorway all lane running scheme in the West Midlands.

Carillion wins M6 construction contract

31/10/2013

Carillion has been awarded a £70.5 million construction contract for a smart motorway scheme on the M6 in Staffordshire.

M6 extension wins road safety award

12/12/2013

The M6 extension scheme has won a road safety award in recognition of measures put in place to protect drivers and road workers.

Costain awarded M6 Heysham link road contract

20/12/2013

Costain has been awarded a £100 million contract by Lancashire County Council to construct the M6 Heysham link road.

Latest smart motorway goes live on M6

16/04/2014

The latest stretch of smart motorway has opened to traffic on the M6 near Birmingham.

Traffic chaos after falling concrete closes M6

24/07/2014

The M6 motorway was closed for several hours earlier today (Thursday 24 July 2014) after pieces of concrete fell from a bridge that runs over it.

EXCLUSIVE: Show to reveal M6 in action

14/08/2014

A behind the scenes documentary will reveal how the Highways Agency and its partners work tirelessly to keep the M6 open and traffic flowing.

Work starts on extra lane for M6 link road

26/08/2014

Work starts this week on a £1.7m Highways Agency scheme at junction 26 of the M6 to build an extra lane to the northbound side of the link road to the A577 Orrell Road.

Motorway documentary to air next week

02/09/2014

A behind the scenes documentary showing what it takes to keep one of the country’s busiest motorways open starts next week.

CCTV captures lorry driver’s motorway U-turn

14/11/2014

Motorway police have released footage of a lorry driver doing a U-turn on the M6 Toll after he was given a suspended prison sentence.

Options unveiled for new link road in Staffordshire

05/12/2014

Three possible route options for a new link road between the M54, the northbound M6 and the M6 Toll in Staffordshire – have been unveiled by the Highways Agency.

Man working on M6 rescued at height after suffering back spasm

06/05/2015

A road worker who was part of a team renovating the aerial section of the M6/M5 motorway link has had to be rescued by ambulance staff and firefighters after suffering back spasms while almost 30 feet off the ground.

£4.1m project transforms M6 junction

20/05/2015

Highways England has completed a £4.1 million transformation of a busy M6 junction near St Helens.

Progress being made on A556 bypass

04/11/2015

Aerial photographs show the progress that is being made on a £192 million scheme to create a new road that links the M6 and M56 in Cheshire.

Route One Highways carry out M6 works

05/11/2015

Route One Highways has carried out specialist treatment on the M6 after being awarded a sub-contract from Cubby Construction.

£14.5m to be spent on M6 repairs

01/12/2015

Highways England is spending £14.5 million on repairs and improvements to the M6 in Cheshire.

M6 stretch converted to smart motorway

08/02/2016

A £100 million upgrade to convert a stretch of the M6 in the Midlands into a smart motorway has been completed.

Work on M6 smart motorway upgrade to start

18/02/2016

Work to upgrade a 20-mile stretch of the M6 in Cheshire to a smart motorway will start later this month.  

Traffic officer killed in M6 crash

23/02/2016

A Highways England traffic officer was killed and his colleague seriously injured in a collision on the M6 in Cumbria on Sunday (21 February).

Study finds one in four tyres under-inflated

02/03/2016

More than a quarter of Britain’s cars have at least one under-inflated tyre at any one time, according to data collected by technology firm WheelRight.

Motorists benefit from Heysham link work

06/04/2016

Motorists are benefiting from improved slip roads which are being delivered as part of a Lancashire County Council project to build the £124 million new link road between junction 34 of the M6 and Heysham.

More than 1,100 tonnes of tarmac laid in one night

31/05/2016

A record amount of tarmac has been laid in a single night – more than 1,100 tonnes – by contractors working on behalf of Highways England.

Driver caught eating porridge at the wheel on M6

14/06/2016

A driver eating porridge on the M6, a woman applying make-up at the wheel, and a biker steering one-handed while he took a call were among the most shocking incidents encountered by the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) during a week-long campaign.

Eurovia Surfacing completes M6 job

02/08/2016

Eurovia Surfacing has successfully completed a resurfacing project on the M6 after laying 1,800 tonnes of asphalt in one shift.  

HE launches consultation over M6 junction plans

12/08/2016

Highways England is launching a consultation over plans to upgrade junction 19 on the M6 near Knutsford.

Jacobs wins HE design contract

16/08/2016

Jacobs Engineering Group will work with Highways England to develop preferred design options for multiple highways schemes that are planned across the country.

£2m of works for M6 in Cumbria

19/10/2016

Highways England is carrying out almost £2 million worth of work over the next few weeks which it says will give drivers smoother journeys along sections of the M6 in Cumbria.

AECOM bags £25m deal with HE

30/01/2017

Global infrastructure services firm AECOM has secured five contracts with Highways England worth a total of more than £25 million.

Final plans on show for £50m M6 junction 19 scheme

01/05/2018

Highways England has published its final plans for a £50m scheme to build a new bridge across the middle of one of Cheshire’s busiest motorway roundabouts.

Arch enemy of M6 upgrade to bite the dust

21/02/2019

Highways England will close the M6 for around 18 hours next month to take down an arch bridge standing in the way of an all lane running scheme.

Overnight sensation: New superspan gantry in place on M6

09/04/2019

Highways England has installed a ‘superspan’ gantry 40 metres long and weighing around 46 tonnes across a stretch of the M6 as part a £234m smart motorway scheme.

£256m upgrade 'makes M6 fit for the future'

09/04/2019

Highways England has completed a £265m project to add extra lanes and new technology to a 19-mile stretch of the M6, which it called the most significant change since the motorway first opened in Cheshire in 1963.

Highways England consults on £200m Midlands motorway link

29/05/2019

Highways England has launched a statutory consultation on a £200m scheme to build a new link road between the M54 and M6 in the West Midlands.

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