People and businesses across Wolverhampton are being reminded that a series of night time closures on the M6 will begin on Monday (27 April).

The motorway will be fully closed northbound from junction 10 to 13 for resurfacing as part of the smart motorway scheme being carried out by Highways England, formerly the Highways Agency.

Closures will take place between 10pm and 6am on weekday nights only until Friday 15 May. Work will continue until 8am on Saturday mornings.

The motorway will be open on the evening of Bank Holiday Monday on 4 May.

During the closures, traffic will be diverted off junction 10 along the A454 Willenhall Road, onto Bilston Street island and the city ring road before heading towards the Stafford Street junction. It will then be directed north along the A449. The city council's traffic control centre will open one night a week during the works period for 5 hours to monitor traffic flow and check signal timings.

Highways England will install advance warning signs and road closure signs during the works. Details of the scheme will also be provided on the Highways England and Traffic England websites.

Nick Edwards, Wolverhampton City Council's service director for city assets, said: "Whilst this is a scheme being delivered by Highways England, we wanted to make sure local people and businesses were aware of the night time closures on the M6 from junction 10 to 13. We'd ask people to allow additional travel time and to follow the Highways England official diversion routes. People also need to be aware that there will be more traffic along this route after 10pm on weekday nights."

  • released: Friday 24 April, 2015