1. Central

Minister visits roads scheme

Roads minister Robert Goodwill will visit the Midlands today to view progress on developing the M6 J5-8 smart motorway scheme. He will announce that over 9,500 construction jobs will be supported in the UK in 2014.

View all 3 updates ›

Roads minister to visit M6 motorway scheme

Roads Minister Robert Goodwill will visit the Midlands today to view progress on developing the M6 J5-8 smart motorway scheme.

Heavy traffic on junction 8 on the M6 Credit: David Jones/PA Archive

The project, which aims to reduce congestion between junctions 5 and 8 on the M6, has created 600 jobs.

Construction on the £115 million smart motorway M6 scheme started in April 2012 and it is due for completion in spring 2014.

More top news