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 : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 23 February 2017 to 25 February 2017. Location : The M42 northbound between junctions J4 and J5 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 23 February 2017 to 25 February 2017. Location : The M42 northbound exit slip at junction J5 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 23 February 2017 to 25 February 2017. Location : The M42 northbound entry slip at junction J4 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 23 February 2017 to 25 February 2017. Location : The M42 northbound between junctions J4 and J5 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.

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Period : expect disruption until 16:00 on 22 February 2017. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Location : The M42 southbound between junctions J7A and J7 . Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed. Reason : Emergency Roadside Drains works.

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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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