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 J9 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:00 and 17:30 from 2 June 2018 to 3 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.

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Location : The M42 southbound between junctions J10 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:00 and 17:30 from 2 June 2018 to 3 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.

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Location : The M42 southbound exit slip at junction J4 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 31 May 2018 to 05:00 on 1 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.

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Location : The M42 northbound entry slip at junction J2 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2018 to 05:30 on 30 May 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.

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Location : The M42 northbound entry slip at junction J3 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 17:00 from 29 May 2018 to 1 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 17:00 from 4 June 2018 to 8 June 2018.

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