M42

Con­struc­tion on the motor­way began in 1976 with a link between Birm­ing­ham, its air­port and the NEC and the final sec­tion was com­pleted in 1989 which linked it to the M5.

On 12 Sep­tem­ber 2006, motorists on the M42 were the first in the coun­try to be able to drive on the hard shoul­der dur­ing busy peri­ods as part of the active traf­fic man­age­ment scheme.

M42 Traffic Information

Period : from 20:53 on 27 September 2016 to 06:00 on 28 September 2016. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Location : The M42 southbound between junctions J7A and J7 . Lanes Closed : There are two of four lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks.

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Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 28 September 2016. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Location : The M42 southbound between junctions J7A and J6 . Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks.

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Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 28 September 2016. Location : The M42 southbound entry slip at junction J7 . Status : Currently Active. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed. Reason : Roadworks.

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 18:00 from 28 September 2016 to 29 September 2016. Location : The M42 southbound entry slip at junction J7 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 18:00 from 28 September 2016 to 29 September 2016. Location : The M42 southbound between junctions J7A and J6 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.

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M42 Road Projects

M42 junction 9-8

We are car­ry­ing out these schemes to improve the safety for the gen­eral public.

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M42 Junction 6 Improvement

A two junc­tion solu­tion, com­bin­ing the exist­ing junc­tion with a sec­ond junc­tion sit­u­ated to the south of the exist­ing M42 J6.

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