M42 set to close tonight as bridges installed - The Solihull Observer

M42 set to close tonight as bridges installed

Solihull Editorial 30th Sep, 2022   0

THE M42 in Solihull will close this weekend as two new bridges are installed as part of plans to ease traffic.

To create a new junction, 5a, National Highways will be installing two bridges weighing a total of 2,050 tonnes from tonight (Friday, September 30).

Preparation works to harden the central reservation around the location of the new junction have already taken place ahead of the new bridges being moved into position.

To help keep motorists and construction teams safe while the work takes place, the motorway will be closed for three nights from 10pm on today to 6am on Monday, October 3.

National Highways is currently upgrading the bottleneck at junction 6 in a £282m project to allow smoother journeys on and off the A45 while also supporting access to Birmingham International airport and train station.

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