Travel and Transport

M42 Closure 5th/6th May 2023: New Junction 5a Installation

National Highways are building a new junction (5a) as part of the new upgrade to the M42 junction 6.

To build slip roads for the new junction they need to demolish the existing Solihull Road bridge.

To complete this work safely, a closure of the M42 in both directions between junctions 5 and 6 from 22:00 on Friday 5 May to 05:00 on Monday 8 May is needed.

A clearly signed diversion route is shown below.

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