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

Event Location : The M42 northbound at junction J6 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Event Status : Currently Active. Event Period : expect disruption until 15:00 on 11th February 2016. Event Reason : Emergency Roadworks. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.

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Event Location : The M42 southbound between junctions J7A and J7 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Event Status : Currently Active. Event Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 11th February 2016. Event Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.

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Event Reason : Roadworks. Event Location : The M42 southbound at junction J3 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Event Status : Currently Active. Event Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 11th February 2016.

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Event Location : The M42 northbound between junctions J5 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Event Status : Pending. Event Reason : Roadworks are planned. Event Schedule : From 22:00 on 18th February 2016 to 06:00 on 19th February 2016. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.

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Event Reason : Roadworks are planned. Event Location : The M42 southbound exit slip at junction J8 . Event Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 15th February 2016 to 19th February 2016. Event Status : Pending.

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