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 exit slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 November 2017 to 25 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 November 2017 to 3 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 December 2017 to 10 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 December 2017 to 17 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.

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Location : The M42 northbound at junction J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 November 2017 to 06:00 on 1 May 2018.

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Location : The M42 northbound at junction J7 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 November 2017 to 25 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 November 2017 to 3 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 December 2017 to 10 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 December 2017 to 17 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.

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Location : The M42 southbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 18:00 from 20 November 2017 to 24 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 18:00 from 27 November 2017 to 1 December 2017.

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Location : The M42 southbound between junctions J4 and J3A . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 November 2017 to 05:30 on 22 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.

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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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