Free access announced on the M6 Toll road
Members of the Road Haulage Association will be able to use the M6 Toll road free of charge during the period of July to make sure if suits their business.
The M6 Toll road opened in 2003 and links junction 11a of the M6 near Cannock, Staffordshire to Junction 3a at Colehill, Warwickshire.
Black Country chamber of commerce has bee lobbying for better use of the road to help with road congestion.
Chair of the BCCC, Colin Leighfield said,
‘ This is an important and long overdue first step in maximizing the potential of the toll road, which is one of our region’s most under- utilized assets’.
A reason that the road suffers from under-use is that the standard toll price may be to expensive for Hauliers to keep crediting and for an HGV this is £11.
However the aim of the incentive is to entice Haulage firms to get their drivers to use the road and to see its benefits which is a shorter quicker route and the time difference may outweigh the initial fee of using the M6 Toll road.