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

On the M42 southbound between junctions J2 and J1, minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks closing one lane, between 8 pm and 6 am, from 10 March 2014 to 17 April 2014.

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On the M42 southbound between junctions J6 and J5, expect delays of up to 10 mins at peak times due to roadworks closing two lanes, between 8 pm and 5 am, from 14 April 2014 to 17 April 2014.

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The M42 southbound entry slip at junction J7 will be closed , due to roadworks, between 8 pm and 6 am, from 22 April 2014 to 8 May 2014.

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The M42 southbound entry slip at junction J8 will be closed , due to roadworks, between 8 pm and 6 am, from 22 April 2014 to 8 May 2014.

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The M42 southbound will be closed between junctions J9 and J7, due to bridge repairs, between 8 pm and 6 am, from 22 April 2014 to 8 May 2014.

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M42 Road Projects

M42 Junction 9 to 10 resurfacing

We resur­faced the car­riage­way on the M42 in both direc­tions between junc­tions 9 and 10, near Tam­worth in Staffordshire.

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M42 junction 10 improvement

We are improv­ing the M42 junc­tion 10 by installing traf­fic sig­nals and widen­ing the car­riage­way on approach to the junction.

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M42 junction 6 improvement

The work has been designed to tackle con­ges­tion by widen­ing sec­tions of the round­about at this junction.

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M42 junction 9 improvement

Works to widen the top of the south­bound entry slip road onto the M42 at junc­tion 9.

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