The M6toll isn’t just a road.
It’s a stress-busting, time-saving, congestion-free escape route. A gateway to gigs, a protector of business meetings, even a shortcut to your own bed. An M6-alternative that ensures everyone can reach their destination relaxed, recharged and ready for what lies around the next corner.
Simply put, the M6toll is the most reliable and smart route through the Midlands and a sure-fire way of making lighter work of long journeys.
Keeping the region moving
Journey time saving of 41% at peak time, and halving in over 20% of peak time journeys
Faster journey times against local A roads, saving 10-18 minutes compared to the A5 and A38
15-18 million journeys per year – journeys that otherwise would be on the M6 or other local roads.
3 million hours saved per year for business and private travellers, saving them £280m.
The M6toll financing model has avoided up to £1.4bn of national debt, at no cost to the taxpayer.
Over 50% of journeys on the M6toll start or end outside the West Midlands, spreading the benefit nationwide.
We’ve created 5,000 new jobs and attracted 1,200 additional firms to the region.
In total, a £400m boost to the West Midlands economy.
Our origins date back to 1980, when the UK government was looking for ways to ease congestion on the M6 through the Midlands. Built to accommodate 72,000 vehicles a day, it was struggling to keep up with growth in the region.
In 1991, the decision was taken to build a new privately-funded motorway, with a route that would not only alleviate congestion on the M6, but also provide relief for the A5, A38 and A446. Midland Expressway Ltd was awarded the concession to build and manage the M6toll, investing £1bn in its construction.
The road opened in December 2003 and now carries over 50,000 vehicles every day, overseen by a dedicated team of more than 150 staff, helping you enjoy a safe, smooth and stress-free drive.
Thinking global, acting local
Since 2023, M6toll has been part of Aleatica, which has overseen a £20 million investment in the road to create a quicker, simpler and easier driving experience.
Aleatica is a smart, safe and sustainable mobility company dedicated to operating transportation infrastructure, with a footprint throughout Latin America and Europe. Fully owned by IFM Investors, the company currently manages 20 concessions: 16 highways, 2 ports, 1 light rail line, and 1 airport, across seven countries: Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Chile.
To help deliver this long term commitment, M6toll is guided by Aleatica’s 5 key pillars, which support all its actions and projects: safety first; social and environmental sustainability; excellence in service; corporate integrity; and passion for our team.