M6 junctions 13 to 15 smart motorway statutory instrument consultation

Closed 21 Dec 2017

Opened 24 Nov 2017

Results updated 8 Jun 2018

The Statutory Instrument Consultation on the proposal to implement Variable Mandatory Speed Limits on the M6 between junctions 13 and 15 closed on the 21st December 2017.

We have now collated all 20 responses that we received during this consultation period and the consultation report is now available for you to view below.



We are consulting on the proposed implementation of variable mandatory speed limits within the M6 junctions 13 to 15 smart motorway scheme.

Why do we need the variable mandatory speed limits?

This scheme involves upgrading the existing M6 motorway between junctions 13 and 15 to reduce congestion, smooth the flow of traffic and improve journey time reliability.The scheme is part of Highways England’s programme to add capacity to the existing strategic road network in order to support economic growth and maintain mobility. It is expected that the smart motorways scheme will:

  • increase motorway capacity and reduce congestion
  • smooth traffic flows
  • provide more reliable journey times
  • increase and improve the quality of information for the driver (in relation to the operation of the motorway)

The use of variable mandatory speed limits is essential to achieving the objectives above. Through the introduction of technology, we aim to make best use of the existing road space.

Comments on the introduction of variable mandatory speed limits

We would like to encourage any organisations, businesses or individuals affected by these proposals to make contact with us and communicate their views.

If you are responding on behalf of an organisation, it would be helpful if you could note this in your reply. Please also indicate the nature of the organisation, how many individuals' views are included in the response and ways in which these views were gathered.

You can view full details of our proposals in the consultation brochure. You can then complete the consultation response form (located in Appendix A) and either post it or email it to us.

Tom Newton,

Highways England
5 St Philips Place
Colmore Row
B3 2PW

Email:  M6.j13-15@highwaysengland.co.uk


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