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.

For more information, you can:

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  • call: 0300 123 5000 (available 24 hours a day)
Redditch South Travel and Transport

Foregate Street Astwood Bank Drainage Repair Works

There will be a road closure in place from Monday 17th April 2023 for 5 days to facilitate works to repair drainage systems in FOREGATE STREET in Astwood Bank.

Whilst contractors will strive to keep disruption to a minimum, and will always facilitate access to properties, some inconvenience is expected.

All highways works are very dependent on the weather, which may cause delays.

Any problems let me know by emailing and/or