On the other hand, much of the road that runs parallel to the M6 Toll is restricted to 50 mph. For cars, 55 mph in top gear is the optimum speed for maximum fuel saving and lowest carbon emissions. But, stop start congestion on the M6 is not!
If a car's running costs are 44p per mile, the £5.50 toll is 48% of the running costs for the 27 miles.
MEL, the owners are heavily in debt from the construction of the road. They are also committed to paying £100m towards the construction of the link road to the M54.