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M6 stretch near Walsall named as West Midlands' most congested road

By Richard Guttridge | Walsall | Transport | Published:

Just half of journeys are completed on time on a congested motorway which has been named as one of the worst traffic spots in the whole West Midlands.

Queues of traffic on the M6 between Junctions 10 and 10A

Only 51.5 per cent of drivers travelling between junctions 10 and 10A on the M6 between the M54 and Walsall, got to their destination on time, according to a new study, which has taken a look at all the region’s worst clogged-up roads.

The results may come as no surprise for regular motorway commuters who have to put up with delays on a daily basis.

It has been revealed as the worst motorway junction in terms of congestion in the West Midlands.

Journey times also suffer between junctions 10 and 9 at Walsall – with 57.6 per cent completed on time, according to car insurance firm Go Compare.

Another traffic hotspot is on the M54, between junctions 4 and 5 at Telford, where 61 per cent of journeys are completed on time due to drivers being stuck in big queues.

Two-thirds of journeys – 66.6 per cent – go as planned between junctions 1 and 2 of the M5, a notorious section where journey times have been hampered in recent months by a major roadworks scheme at Oldbury.

It comes after it was revealed Birmingham’s roads are the fourth worst in the country in terms of congestion.

It ranks behind just London, Manchester and Aberdeen for the worst delays in cities across the country.

Birmingham also has the worst two roads in the country – the A34 Northbound between Robin Hood Lane and the A4540 in Hall Green in the south of the city, and the A34 Southbound between the A4540 and Shaftmoor Lane in Acocks Green.

On average drivers experience 43 hours of delays a year along these stretches of road.

Richard Guttridge

By Richard Guttridge
Chief Reporter - @RichG_star

Chief Reporter for the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton.

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