Motorists driving from Bristol to Newcastle, London to Manchester or Southampton to Liverpool often use at least two of the M5, M6, M6 Toll and M42 to skirt around Birmingham. Alongside them, 1 in 4 drivers are making short trips of just a junction or two. We have collaborated with Highways England on a Midlands Motorway Hub study, to solve congestion issues and unreliable journey times on this critical part of the network.
We have made 10 recommendations which, if delivered over the next 20 years, could unlock up to 50,000 new jobs and 50,000 new homes, by improving business-to-business relationships, reducing travel costs and delays, and improving the productivity of Midlands businesses.
You can read the full Summary Report here
Network Planning Director, Highways England