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

Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 8 December 2016. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Location : The M42 northbound between junctions J6 and J8 . Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks.

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Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 8 December 2016. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Location : The M42 northbound between junctions J3A and J4 . Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks.

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Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 8 December 2016. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Location : The M42 northbound between junctions J5 and J6 . Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks.

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Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 8 December 2016. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Location : The M42 northbound entry slip at junction J6 . Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks.

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Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 8 December 2016. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Location : The M42 northbound between junctions J3A and J4 . Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks.

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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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