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 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 June 2016 to 05:00 on 30 June 2016. Location : The M42 northbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 27 June 2016 to 1 July 2016. Location : The M42 northbound between junctions J5 and J6 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned.

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 27 June 2016 to 1 July 2016. Location : The M42 northbound between junctions J6 and J8 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned.

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 June 2016 to 05:00 on 27 June 2016. Location : The M42 northbound between junctions J6 and J8 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned.

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 June 2016 to 06:00 on 1 July 2016. Location : The M42 northbound between junctions J5 and J6 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs 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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