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Motorway link plan put on display
The M6 Toll near Birmingham
The new road would cut 'rat runs' in Shropshire and Staffordshire
Plans for a new road to link the M54 to the M6 and M6 Toll motorways are to go on public display for the first time.

If approved, the 102m link road is to be paid for by Macquarie Infrastructure Group - owner of road operator Midland Expressway, which runs the M6 Toll.

The road would be free to use and it is hoped it will cut traffic from Shropshire and Wales travelling through nearby Staffordshire villages.

The plans will go on display in Cheslyn Hay, Featherstone and Essington.

The road, which is expected to be built by 2012, would connect M54 Junction 1, M6 J11a and M6 Toll T8 in south Staffordshire.


SEE ALSO
Link road could cut rural traffic
29 May 06 |  Shropshire
112m scheme could link motorways
24 May 06 |  Shropshire
Campaigners oppose M6 expansion
16 May 06 |  Manchester
M6 Toll 'created jobs and cash'
19 Feb 06 |  Staffordshire
Minister wants to ease M6 traffic
30 Nov 05 |  Staffordshire

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