M6 junction 19 exit slip roads - Speed Limit Statutory Instrument Consultation

Closed 9 Jun 2021

Opened 12 May 2021

Results updated 6 Jul 2021

The document below is intended to provide a summary of the responses received to the consultation to reduce the M6 junction 19 exit slip roads speed limit to 40mph as part of the M6 junction 19 improvement project.
The consultation, which we carried out between 12 May and 9 June 2021, provided an opportunity for stakeholders, such as road user groups and other interested parties, to comment on the proposals. We have considered the comments raised by consultees and this document summarises our response to those comments.



This consultation provides an opportunity for interested parties to comment on our proposal to introduce 40mph speed limits on a section of the M6 junction 19 northbound and southbound exit slip roads, for the M6 junction 19 improvement scheme.

The 40mph speed limit will, if approved, be set permanently and will be clearly displayed by signs on both sides of the carriageway indicating where they start and where they end.  Once in force, the relevant Regulations will restrict driving at a speed exceeding 40mph on those sections of the northbound and southbound exit slip roads.  

The new link roads and other improvements at junction 19 will increase capacity at the junction, decrease journey times using the junction, reduce congestion on the roundabout and improve safety by removing queuing traffic from the M6 carriageway.

We want to hear from everybody who may be affected by these proposals, including how it could affect you, your organisation or those you represent. We would also like to hear any concerns you may have about this speed limit reduction.

Why we need to reduce the speed limits

Due to the constraint of constructing the extra lane capacity through M6 junction 19 (northbound and southbound), the geometry and “sight stopping distance” of these new links require the implementation of a mandatory 40 mph speed limit for reasons of safety.

The M6 junction 19 northbound and southbound exit slip roads are subject to variable mandatory speed limits (VMSL) which would make it unsafe for drivers using the new link roads and the circulatory carriageway at the improved junction.

How to give us your views

Please read the consultation document below to find out more about the proposals. 

You can respond online by using the 'Online survey' box below.

Alternatively, you can complete the consultation response form at Appendix B and return it to us by email or by post to the following addresses.

Please ensure that your response reaches us by 11:59pm on Wednesday 9 June 2021.

Email: M6Junction19Improvement@highwaysengland.co.uk

Khalid El-Rayes

Project Manager

M6 junction 19 site office

Old Hall Lane

Knutsford, WA16 0PW

How we will act on your responses

All feedback received within the consultation period will be considered and we’ll reply where necessary. Following the consultation, we will provide a report which analyses your feedback and our responses.


  • All members of the public


  • Roads