M6 junction 10 improvements near completion as bridges due to be demolished

The M6 junction 10 interchange improvement is nearing completion as National Highways moves to demolish two bridges that carry the junction roundabout.

The new upgrade will see the two-lane bridges replaced by new four-lane bridges, increasing capacity and reducing congestion at the busy Walsall junction. Contractor John Sisk & Son has been hard at work on the project since late 2019, and was hailed at the end of 2021 for its spotless safety record on the scheme, having completed 500,000 work hours without a single of the 100-strong workforce taking time off through injury.

Last month, National Highways showed that the new, prefabricated four-lane replacement bridges moved into place next to the 50-year-old bridges that are to be demolished. By prefabricating the new bridges, National Highways has reduced the disruption to drivers, reports the New Civil Engineer.

The demolition of the north bridge has not yet had its date confirmed, but it will happen on one of the later May weekends.

Due to the complexity of the operation, National Highways has also scheduled contingency weekends in case there are unforeseen circumstances or poor weather conditions.

The £78M funding has come from National Highways and Walsall County, support by the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership.

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