In a bold move, the UK car-parking giant, Terrific Car Parks (TCP) have made an audacious bid to buy the M6 off the Highways Agency.
Whilst they plan to keep most of the main arterial motorway exactly the same, motorists can expect some changes to their morning commute up the west side of England.
"We're going to install pay-and-display sections," said Norman Charles Price, CEO of TCP. "Specifically, the areas around Preston, Northwich and Hilton Park, near Birmingham."
Price would not be drawn on price, but he did indicate that the rates would be in accordance with car-parks in the areas that the new scheme will be introduced.
A fleet of wheel-clampers will operate in these areas, clamping anybody who parks for more than two minutes without a valid pay-and-display ticket.
Arnold Arbuthnot, CEO of the AA has come out in opposition to this new plan. "It's diabolical," said Arbuthnot. "It's a money making scam and should be seen for what it is. Besides, I have to use all three sections of this motorway, and it will cost me a fortune in parking."
Price is undeterred however, stating: "People who are worried about an increased cost to their journey should buy an TCP season ticket. This would allow them to park in any TCP in the country, including the three sections on the M6 for a one off price."
In line with all other TCP car-parks, all lighting will be removed from the M6, and it will have a faint odour of urine.