WORKS to improve safety on the M6 between junctions four and five, near Solihull, is ‘nearing completion’ say National Highways.
The project has seen just under two miles of metal safety barrier upgraded with a concrete one, additional CCTV cameras and signage installed, road lighting renewed, drainage repaired and improved and the creation of three additional places to stop in an emergency.
Traffic management has now been removed and the scheme is due to finish this month once testing of the new CCTV is complete.
The works have been delivered as part of National Highways’ work to improve safety on existing hard shoulder motorways.
National Highways Project Sponsor Nick Wells said: “We’re delighted to be nearing completion of this upgrade which is part of a larger programme of enhancements between junctions 4 and 10a.
“People travelling between junctions four and five will now benefit from the range of improvements we’ve made to help improve driver safety. We thank them for their patience while we carried out this vital work.”
Preparatory work is now under way for the next phase of the project which will see verge signage and CCTV improved and two new emergency areas created on the eight-mile section of the M6 between junction five at Castle Bromwich and junction eight at the Ray Hall Triangle.
The advance work will include removal of vegetation which will be carried out with daytime closures of the hard shoulder to minimise disruption for nearby residents.
Main construction on the Junction five to eight phase is due to start this autumn.
National Highways said a date will be confirmed in due course.