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Cones etc.

Reported via desktop in the Roadworks (NH) category anonymously at 14:47, Wed 1 September 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 2972278.

Yesterday, Tuesday, 31st August 2021, I had cause to travel from my home in Cheshire to an address in Cannock, Staffordshire and my route took me south on the M6 in the morning and then returned north around lunch.

For 18-19 miles on this route there are allegedly roadworks. There are signs , thousand upon thousand of cones and reduced speed limits to this effect on south and north carriageways from roughly Sandbach area to Central Stafford.

During the whole journey we didn’t see one workman, any machinery either parked, abandoned or being used for the whole of both journeys, that’s 36-38 miles.

All we saw was the nearside lane coned off, nothing happening whatsoever. There were no holes being dug, no holes being filled, no poles or stanchions being erected and no electricians connecting anything..

Could you please advise what the heck is going on and why day in-day out are we subjected to a 25% loss of carraiageway use and reduced speed limits when nothing is happening, and how much longer are we subjected to this.

Stuart BOWN.

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  • Thank you for your patience whilst we looked into your report. The work being undertaken in this area is to convert this section of the M6 into a smart motorway. This work is due to be completed in March 2022. More details can be found here: our-work/ west-midlands/ m6-junction-13-to-junction-15-smart-motorway/ If you require any further update on this issue our Customer Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day at: • 0300 123 5000


    Please quote 22039374 to discuss this matter further.

    Kind regards Highways England

    Posted by National Highways at 13:00, Wed 8 September 2021

  • Ridiculous! A lane out while workers pick up litter. Causing huge delays .

    Posted anonymously at 11:54, Mon 13 September 2021

  • At present progress On M6 smart motorway upgrade should be complete by the 3rd or 4th millennium. Can’t believe the sheer waste of resources on signage, cameras man hours inconvenience. Still just keep throwing our taxes away..

    Posted anonymously at 12:41, Fri 6 May 2022

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