M42 closures by Solihull for HS2 bridge demolition work - The Solihull Observer

M42 closures by Solihull for HS2 bridge demolition work

Solihull Editorial 10th Aug, 2023   0

Motorists are being advised to plan ahead with part of the M42 closing for HS2 works.

HS2 is demolishing a bridge across the M42 between junction 6 (Birmingham Airport and Bickenhill) and junction 7 (the M6 interchange).

To ensure the safety of the workforce the road will be fully closed in both directions from 9pm on Friday (August 11) to 6am Monday (August 14).

National Highways say a fully signposted diversion route will be in place.

Then the following works will take place:




Monday 14 August: 

M42 closed southbound between junction 6 to junction 5


M42 northbound lane 2 & 3 closure between junction 5 and 6

Diversion: Exit at M42 junction 6, A45 west, Damson Parkway, A41 south to re-join the M42 southbound at junction 5

Tuesday 15 August: 

M42 closed southbound between junction 6 to junction 5

M42 northbound lane 2 & 3 closure between junction 5 to 6

Diversion: Exit at M42 junction 6, A45 west, Damson Parkway, A41 south to re-join the M42 southbound at junction 5

Wednesday 16 August:

M42 closed southbound between junction 6 and junction 5

Diversion: Exit at M42 junction 6, A45 west, Damson Parkway, A41 south to re-join the M42 southbound at junction 5

Thursday 17 August: 

M42 closed in both directions between junction 5 and junction 6

Diversion: Southbound: exit at M42 junction 6, A45 west, Damson Parkway, A41 south to re-join the M42 southbound at junction 5.

Northbound diversion: exit at M42 junction 5, A41 north to Damson Parkway, A45 east to re-join the M42 northbound at junction 6

Meanwhile motorists are being advised to plan ahead this weekend with part of the M42 also fully closed for HS2 works.

HS2 is demolishing a bridge across the M42 between junction 6 junction 7 and to ensure the safety of the workforce, the road will be fully closed in both directions.

For live traffic updates during the weekend visit www.trafficengland.com or follow @HighwaysWMIDS on Twitter.

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