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

Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 30 July 2016 to 08:00 on 13 August 2016. Location : The M42 southbound entry slip at junction J8 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 30 July 2016 to 08:00 on 13 August 2016. Location : The M42 southbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 30 July 2016 to 08:00 on 13 August 2016. Location : The M42 southbound exit slip at junction J8 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 30 July 2016 to 08:00 on 13 August 2016. Location : The M42 southbound between junctions J10 and J9 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 July 2016 to 14 September 2016. Location : The M42 southbound entry slip at junction J8 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Road repairs 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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