Anger over ‘inexcusable’ delays to roadworks at M6 Junction 10

Junction 10 of the M6 is still being worked on.
Junction 10 of the M6 is still being worked on.

Once again, motorists have been told to expect further delays as the M6 junction 10 roadworks are still underway, despite the completion date being the end of last month.

Drivers can now expect the roadworks to be finished by spring this year, with no definite date given.

Councillor Doug James, who represents Darlaston South, said: “The delays are inexcusable and are a result of procurement problems for wiring and installation of the traffic lights and link to the National network for traffic information.

WALSALL COPYRIGHT MNA MEDIA TIM THURSFIELD 02/08/21 .Councillor Doug James, who represents Darlaston, quit Labour on May 1 (both locally and nationally) and is now an independent and will stand at the next election as an independent as well..He said the decision to leave the party was ‘soul-wrenching’ but had to be done..

“Also, the additional cost information I requested from National Highways was deemed to be “commercially sensitive” – despite the money coming from the public purse.

“The sum will far exceed the £78 million.

“Currently the delays on the Darlaston side of the route are still creating problems. Few local motorists believe the work will reduce the delays when completed.

“Why is there no date for completion? The work is months late and costing millions.”

A staff member from the Holiday Inn Express at junction 10, who did not want to be named, said they were mostly unaffected by the roadworks, but expected them to have been completed last spring. They said: “It hasn’t been too bad, we haven’t really been affected because they put in diversions. The only thing is a little surprises, such as when I’m on the way to work and a road has been coned off, but there will be a

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