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

Location : The M42 northbound between junctions J3 and J3A . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2018 to 05:00 on 21 August 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.

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Location : The M42 northbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:30 and 17:00 from 21 August 2018 to 23 August 2018.

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Location : The M42 southbound between junctions J11 and J9 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:30 and 17:00 from 21 August 2018 to 23 August 2018.

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Location : The M42 southbound between junctions J6 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 August 2018 to 06:00 on 22 August 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 August 2018 to 06:00 on 29 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.

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Location : The M42 southbound between junctions J6 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2018 to 24 August 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 August 2018 to 06:00 on 29 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.

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