M6 Junctions 2 to 4 Smart Motorway

M6 Junctions 2 to 4 Smart Motorway

This project saw us convert a 22km stretch of the M6 between junction 2 at Coventry and junction 4 near Coleshill into a Smart Motorway as part of a joint venture with VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Balfour Beatty.

The project was part of Highways England’s programme to upgrade and increase capacity of the existing motorway network to relieve congestion, with key statistics including:

• 400,000km2 new road surface      
• 41 new gantries
• 9,000 new tree saplings planted
• £7,854 raised for the Air Ambulance
• 34 graduates, undergraduates and apprentices employed 

The team was recognised with a number of awards throughout construction, including the Construction News Health, Safety and Wellbeing Project of the Year Award; and six Highways England Blue Stars which are awarded for best practice not seen on any other project.