High Speed 2 (HS2) works on National Highways network
HS2 is a new high-speed railway which will link London to Birmingham (Phase One) and then on to Manchester (Phase 2a), the East Midlands and Leeds (Phase 2b).
Phase One of HS2 has several direct interactions with our strategic road network of motorway and major A roads in the West Midlands, East Midlands and the South East. Construction of new structures, road widening and realignment of roads are required so that the high-speed line can effectively cross our road network. We are committed to working with HS2 Ltd and other partners to plan and co-ordinate our works programmes where we can.
Our roads network is vital to the running of the country and our customers and their safety remains our priority. While HS2 carry out these works we will make every effort to keep you updated and informed in advance of works to help you plan your journeys. We are committed to ensuring safety on our strategic road network and supporting a better-connected future.
These works are being co-ordinated and carried out by HS2 Ltd. For further information about HS2 you can contact HS2 directly. Details of the HS2 works on our network are below.
HS2 works that are taking place on the National Highways network will be shown below.
There will be an overnight closure of the full length southbound exit slip road on the M6 at junction 4 to allow repairs to take place to the temporary vehicle restrain system (TVRS).
The works and closure will take place overnight from 9:00pm on Sunday night 25 February until 05:00am on Monday 26 February 2024
There will be a full signed diversion in place with traffic diverted southbound along the M6 to junction 3 (Exhall Interchange) and then diverted traffic can come off at junction 3 to rejoin the M6 northbound and continue back on the M6 to access either the M42 at Coleshill and/or the A446 Stonebridge Road.
Please allow extra time for your journey and follow the diversion signs.
HS2 will need to fully close a section of the A421 near Finmere for one weekend. The closure is needed to divert utilities below the road.
The closure will start at 6am, Saturday 24 February and end at 10pm Sunday 25 February. A signed diversion will be in place.
Access will be maintained for emergency services.
For more information please contact:
HS2 Helpdesk team on 08081 434 434 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To continue HS2 works in the area, HS2 Contractors Balfour Beatty VINCI will be undertaking works on the M42, M6 link road on the eastbound carriageway from January until June 2024.
To ensure the safety of the road users and the workforce, BBV will install overnight closures of the eastbound carriageway on the M42, M6 link road from 9pm to 5am each night once a month.
Breakdown of M42 eastbound overnight closures
- Friday 26 January to Saturday 27 January
- Friday 23 February to Saturday 24 February
- Friday 22 March to Saturday 23 March
- Friday 26 April to Saturday 27 April
- Friday 31 May to Saturday 1 June
- Friday 28 June to Saturday 29 June
There will be a signed diversion in place.
You can contact HS2 Helpdesk team all day, every day of the year on:
- Freephone: 08081 434 434
- Minicom: 08081 456 472
- Email: email@example.com
Long-term traffic management is now in place on the M42/M6 link road. This involves closing lane one and the hard shoulder of the M42/M6 link road southbound connector.
This will reduce the lane availability from two running lanes of traffic to one and will be in place from 24 August 2023 until further notice.
Contact HS2 Helpdesk team all day, every day of the year on:
Freephone: 08081 434 434
Minicom: 08081 456 472
HS2 contractor Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) will be undertaking works on the M42, M6 toll road on the eastbound and westbound carriageways, to change the street lighting.
These are lane closures only… road users will still be able access the M42 and M6 Toll.
To minimise disruption and to ensure the safety of the road users and BBV workforce, the traffic management will be installed overnight from 9pm to 5am each weekday and removed after every shift.
This work will be undertaken in two phases:
- There will be a series of overnight lane closures during late November and December 2023. Please note as these are only overnight lane closures, road users still able to access the M42 and M6 Toll routes, dates will be flexible to take into account other road works.
- A further week of overnight lane closures will take place in early to mid January 2024, dates will be advised after Christmas.
Please note that these are overnight lane closures only and the M42/M6 Toll Road will remain open to road users.