Rachael Davis with James Hodson from M6 Toll

A toll road running through Lichfield and Burntwood has reached the milestone of 250million journeys by drivers.

The M6 Toll opened in 2003 and covers 27 miles of road.

The landmark journey was celebrated after Rachael Davis, from Worcester, drove through the Weeford Junction plaza near Lichfield.

Rachael Davis with James Hodson from M6 Toll

She was presented with a free M6 Toll TAG, which offers discounted travel on the road.

“When they stopped my vehicle, I thought I had done something wrong,” said Rachael. “I couldn’t believe it when they told me I was the 250millionth driver.

“I use the M6toll most days to get to work and back. It really cuts down on journey time and is so much more reliable and a lot less stressful than the alternative routes.”

Rachael, 45, uses the toll road for the daily commute to her job as national account manager at Arthur Price in Lichfield. 

Andy Cliffe, chief executive at Midland Expressway Ltd (MEL), operators of the M6 Toll, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have reached the milestone of 250 million journeys and congratulate Rachael on being our VIP driver.

“Since it opened in 2003, the M6 Toll has been a driving force in regional economic growth, alleviating congestion and pollution, as well as helping drivers and commercial fleet operators to reach their destination.

“Rush hour traffic can be frustrating and time-consuming. For those travelling through the West Midlands, the quickest way to make a difference for the past 15 years has been to use the M6 Toll, avoiding the congested M6 motorway and other local routes.”

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.