A new route to connect the M54, which currently only has south-facing access to the M6, to the M6 Toll slightly to the north. The route will be paid for by the M6 Toll concessionaires. Sadly, considering this will be a link between three motorways, early signs are that it will not be a motorway itself.
The road will be free to use, though obviously traffic joining the M6 Toll will be subject to the toll charges.
Public exhibitions are held in the area to view the proposals.
According to the Shropshire Star this has been put on hold, pending the current spending review.
Following the autumn spending review, the DfT has stated that it will seek to improve the design and sequence of work for this scheme.
According to a BBC News report, Telford and Wrekin Council will launch a campaign today in support of this scheme.
The Highways Agency has started a consultation on the scheme and published three options for the link. The Government has confirmed funding for this link if developer contributions come in.
A public consultation will run from 15 September to 13 October 2017. Three modified options will be presented for consultation. The timescale for the project now suggests construction between 2021 and 2024, which will put the start of work eleven years after it was originally supposed to happen.
The new consultation has opened. Three free-flowing options are presented: Option B, an offline upgrade of the A460, and two versions of Option C, a new road adjacent to the M6 flowing directly into a widened M54. It is not clear if these options would be constructed to expressway or even motorway standard.
(The dropped options are A, a partially online upgrade to the A460 which would have routed traffic via the existing J11, and the original version of C, which would have sent traffic along the M6 itself and made J10a a full-access junction.)
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