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 J2 and J3 . Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 18:00 from 26 May 2016 to 27 May 2016. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned.

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Location : The M42 northbound between junctions J3 and J3A . Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 18:00 from 26 May 2016 to 27 May 2016. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned.

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 20:30 on 1 June 2016 to 06:00 on 2 June 2016. Location : The M42 northbound between junctions J4 and J5 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned.

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 20:30 on 1 June 2016 to 06:00 on 2 June 2016. Location : The M42 northbound exit slip at junction J5 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned.

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder will be closed. Schedule : From 20:30 on 10 June 2016 to 06:00 on 11 June 2016. Location : The M42 northbound at junction J7A . Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned.

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M42 Road Projects

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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