Fastest and slowest stretches of the M6 motorway in Staffordshire and Cheshire


New figures reveal the areas of the M6 motorway with the fastest and slowest speeds in North Staffordshire.

Statistics released by the Department for Transport show the average speed on stretches of the road as it runs through Staffordshire and Cheshire. 

We’ve broken the list up by northbound and southbound and placed them in order of quickest to slowest average speeds on each stretch of the motorway.

Northbound motorists reached the fastest speed around junction 12 in the south of Staffordshire, while those travelling southbound reached the highest average speed near junction 20 in north Cheshire.

Take a look below to see the fastest and slowest average speeds on stretches of the M6 in 2019 (the figure in brackets are the average speeds on that stretch in 2018).

Quickest and slowest roads in our area

Stretches of the M6 northbound by average speed in 2019 in Staffordshire and Cheshire East (all figures are mph):

M6 northbound within J12: 69.1

M6 northbound between J11A and J12: 69.0

M6 northbound within J11: 67.8

M6 northbound between J10A and J11: 67.8

M6 northbound at the Hilton Park services between J10A and J11: 67.8

M6 northbound within J11A: 67.7

M6 northbound at the Keele services between J15 and J16: 65.5

M6 northbound between J15 and J16: 65.5

M6 northbound within J16: 65.5

M6 northbound within J18: 65.0

M6 northbound between J17 and J18: 64.7

M6 northbound between J18 and J19: 64.2

M6 northbound at the Knutsford services between J18 and J19: 64.2

M6 northbound within J19: 64.1

M6 northbound within J17: 63.9

M6 northbound at the Sandbach services between J16 and J17: 63.8

M6 northbound between J12 and J13: 55.0

M6 northbound within J13: 54.9

M6 northbound within J20 before M56 J9 westbound access: 52.3

M6 northbound between J19 and J20: 51.3

M6 northbound within J14: 48.8

M6 northbound between J13 and J14: 48.7

M6 northbound at the Stafford services between J14 and J15: 47.1

M6 northbound between J14 and J15: 47.1

M6 northbound within J15: 47.0

 

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Stretches of the M6 southbound by average speed in 2019 in Staffordshire and Cheshire East (all figures are mph):

M6 southbound within J20 after A50 access: 66.3

M6 southbound at the Knutsford services between J19 and J18: 65.8

M6 southbound between J19 and J18: 65.7

M6 southbound within J18: 65.7

M6 southbound within J19: 65.3

M6 southbound between J20 and J19: 65.2

M6 southbound within J11A: 65.2

M6 southbound within J11: 65.1

M6 southbound within J11A: 65.1

M6 southbound between J12 and J11A: 65.1

M6 southbound between J13 and J12: 64.4

M6 southbound within J12: 64.4

M6 southbound at the Keele services between J16 and J15: 63.3

M6 southbound within J15: 63.3

M6 southbound at the Hilton Park services between J11 and J10A: 63.2

M6 southbound between J11 and J10A: 63.1

M6 southbound between J17 and J16: 62.7

M6 southbound within J16: 62.5

M6 southbound within J17: 62.5

M6 southbound at the Sandbach services between J17 and J16: 62.3

M6 southbound between J17 and J16: 62.3

M6 southbound between J18 and J17: 62.3

M6 southbound between J14 and J13: 50.9

M6 southbound within J13: 50.8

M6 southbound within J14: 48.1

M6 southbound between J15 and J14: 48.1

M6 southbound at the Stafford services between J15 and J14: 48.0





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