M54-M6 link road public consultation launched
A six-week public consultation is being launched ahead of multi-million-pound plans to build a new link road from the M54 to the M6.
The two-lane carriageway would link J1 of the M54, at Featherstone, to J11 of the M6, for Cannock, under plans by Highways England.
The project will aim to take 22,000 vehicles a day off the A460, which takes traffic from Wolverhampton to Cannock.
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It will also help to ease congestion on the A449 and A5, a Highways England spokesman said.
The new link road would only travel northbound, taking vehicles from the M54 to the M6.
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Senior Project Manager Graham Littlechild, from Highways England, said: "We want to provide a road that works for both commuters and the local community living nearby.
"Since we chose the preferred route, we have been working with key stakeholders to address concerns raised and design the scheme further. We are now keen to speak to people to see what they think of our plans. It is important that people have their say as this feedback will help us shape the final design.”
"Once completed, the scheme will also relieve traffic congestion on the A460, A449 and A5, improve safety and support economic growth for the Midlands."
These plans have attracted concerns from local residents about the impact upon their communities.