Highways England apologises after M6 pothole repairs cause chaos
Highways England has apologised after pothole repairs on the M6 caused chaos on the region’s roads.
The northbound carriageway, between junction 14, for Stafford, and junction 15, for Stoke-on-Trent, had been closed from 10pm yesterday for resurfacing.
It was hoped the motorway would be back open by 6am, but the repairs overran and two lanes of the motorway remained closed through the evening rush hour.
The closure had a knock-on effect on the region’s roads, causing delays on the A34 and A500, but the carriageway has now fully reopened.
Highways England operations manager, Neil Taylor, said: “We’re really sorry for the congestion caused by these repairs. This was essential work to repair potholes on the carriageway following recent severe weather.
“The teams re-opened as much of the road as they could for the morning rush-hour but we needed to keep a lane closed while we finished off this work.
“We’d like to thank motorists for their patience while this work took place.”