Temporary part-closure of the M42 – starts Friday

Artist’s impression of the highways bridge that will span the M42


The M42 will be closed between junctions 6 and 7A (northbound) and junctions 7 and 6 (southbound) after the evening rush hour on Friday 7 August. It will reopen before the morning rush hour on Monday 10 August.


This closure will be in place so that LM (a joint venture between Laing O’Rourke and J. Murphy & Sons, carrying out early HS2 works) can install the bridge deck for the first of four new connecting highways bridges. These bridges will link a new road network with existing routes to ensure the local road network is fit for purpose when the future HS2 Interchange Station is operational.


During the temporary closure, diversions will be in place and clear signage will be displayed along the route for drivers. Visit the Highways England website for full details of the road closure and diversion routes.


Find out more about this road closure and the works taking place, here.

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