Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 4:39 PM
Britain's first privately built motorway, which was hailed as the answer to congestion, has been branded an expensive failure.
Environmental group The Campaign for Better Transport said traffic jams around Birmingham are at least as bad as they were before the M6 Toll road was opened, as motorists refuse to pay to use the 27-mile stretch. The road was intended to end gridlock on the M6 north of Birmingham, one of the busiest stretches of road in Europe, when it opened in 2003.
Cars are charged 5 to drive the full length of the toll road between 6am and 11pm on weekdays, while HGVs pay 10. Do you find the toll road too expensive or is it worth the price to avoid lengthy traffic jams and heavy congestion?