M54 to M6/ M6 Toll Link Road

Closed 13 Oct 2017

Opened 15 Sep 2017

Results updated 24 May 2019

We are now holding our statutory consultation for this scheme. To find out more, and to give us your views, please visit the 2019 consultation page.

Outcome of 2017 consultation

Following consultation, we have chosen our preferred route, which is based on Option B West with some minor amendments.

We carefully considered all feedback from the consultation to select the best possible option to take forward as our preferred route. This process has been detailed and time consuming, but has been necessary to ensure we make the correct decision.

You can read more information in the Preferred Route Announcement leaflet and Consultation Report below.




We are consulting on options to provide a new link road between the M54, the M6 and the M6 Toll. 

In January 2015, we consulted on 3 options for the scheme. There was a high level of support for the scheme, with the majority of respondents supporting the need for improved road links between the M54 and the M6/ M6 Toll. 

Your feedback also told us that options B and C have the greatest potential to meet your needs.

We listened carefully to your comments, and these identified the need for us to carry out further assessment work on the options to find the best solution. Through this assessment we have developed 3 modified options: Option B West, Option C West and Option C East.

We would now like your views on these options and you can have your say by completeing the online survey below.

The need for the scheme

There is no direct motorway link from the M54 to the M6 north or M6 Toll which means high volumes of both long-distance and local traffic use the local roads to travel this route.

The current direct link from the M54 to the M6/M6 Toll is the A460, which passes through the villages of Featherstone and Shareshill. The A460 suffers significant congestion and high accident rates due to large traffic volumes.

Journey times are almost doubled during peak hours, and there are also air quality issues in the villages and along the route. Additionally, an alternative route is the A449/A5, but this route is also congested and suffers from journey time delays. 

Improving the link between the M54 and the M6/M6 Toll will: 

  • relieve traffic congestion on the A460, A449 and A5, providing more reliable journey times

  • support local economic growth for Telford, Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton, Cannock and Tamworth by improving traffic flow and enhanced east-west and north-south routes

  • keep the right traffic on the right roads by separating local traffic from long-distance and business traffic

  • enhance facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians 

You can join us at one of our consultation events where you can speak to one of our team:

Date Location Address Time
Friday 15 September 2017 Shareshill Village Hall 1 Elms Lane, Shareshill WV10 7JS 1pm to 8pm
Saturday 16 September 2017 Featherstone and Hilton Community Centre Baneberry Drive, Featherstone, WV10 7TR 10am to 4pm
Monday 18 September 2017 Essington Community Centre Hobnock Rd, Essington, Wolverhampton WV11 2RF 1pm to 8pm
Wednesday 27 September 2017 Webchat Scheme website 11am to 2pm
Monday 2
October 2017
Cheslyn Hay Village Hall Pinfold Lane, Cheslyn Hay, Walsall, WS6 7HP 5pm to 8pm
Tuesday 3
October 2017
Wedges Mills Village Hall Wolverhampton Road, Wedges Mills, Cannock, South Staffordshire, WS11 1ST 5pm to 8pm


  • All members of the public


  • Roads