The price of driving on the M6 toll road in a car will rise by 40p on August 7.

The prices will be £5.90 for daytime main tolls and £4.40 for daytime ramps – also called 'local tolls'.

HGV prices have been frozen.

Fees for other vehicle classes, alongside weekend and night prices, are not set to change.

The 27 mile stretch of road in the West Midlands was built through an early form of public private partnership by Midland Expressway Limited (MEL).

A number of firms have taken control of the company over the last decades.

Last month the road was sold to IFM, owners of Manchester Airports Group, Anglian Water and Arqiva – the firm that operates the transmitters used for BBC broadcasts.

Andy Pearson, chief executive of MEL, said that pricing had been approached with "very careful consideration to economic sensitivities and the impact on our customers and their businesses".

"The new prices are effectively a partial catch‐up with inflation and are increasing by less than RPI over the same period," he added.

The road cost £900m to construct and opened in 2003. More than 53,000 vehicles use it on weekdays.

While some hauliers may feel relieved that prices for HGVs have not gone up, others are not so impressed.

Ed Neely, of Birmingham hauliers Neely Transport Ltd, said it "makes no difference" and would not incentivise his company to use the road.

"We don't use it at all because it's extortionate, it's £11 to drive six miles. If they made it free to HGVs we would use it," he said.

"Until that time, it won't happen."

However, HGV fees are unlikely to be dropped. The private company has failed to generate strong earnings due to lower-than-expected traffic volumes.