High Speed 2 (HS2) works on National Highway’s Network
HS2 is a new high-speed railway which will link London to Birmingham (Phase 1) and then on to Manchester (Phase 2a), the East Midlands and Leeds (Phase 2b).
Phase 1 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.
From 9pm on Monday 11 April a single lane and a 40 mph speed limit with overnight carriageway closures on the A38 southbound, inclusive of the slip road at Streethay, will be in place for three weeks. A single lane will operate on the southbound slip road from Tuesday 12 April.
- week one (three nights): Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 April
- week two (four nights): Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 April
- week three (five nights): Monday 25 to Friday 29 April. The overnight southbound carriageway closure will take place on Monday 25, Tuesday 26, Wednesday 27, Thursday 28 April.
There will not be any closures during the Easter weekend.
Working hours during the overnight closures will commence at 9pm each evening and the road will reopen at 5.30am each morning. Contractors may be on site up to an hour before or after our working hours to set up and secure our equipment. Works will be clearly signposted with advance signage to alert road users to the works.
There will be two consecutive overnight closures on the M42 slip road near junction 7 (Coleshill) where the slip road connects the northbound carriageway of the M42 to the southbound carriageway of the M6.
Overnight closures will take place between 9pm and 5pm on Monday 2 May 2022 and again on Tuesday 3 May 2022.
Northbound traffic wishing to exit the M42 on to the M6 to travel south will be diverted to junction 9 of the M42. A fully signed diversion will be in place during these works.
Please note these works are subject to weather conditions.
Visit the HS2 website for updates.
HS2 will be carrying out work on the M42 southbound between junction 10 and junction 9. This will include the replacement of a sign, which had to be removed during other HS2 work, with a new advance direction sign near junction 9.
The work will include a combination of lane closures and full carriageway closures. Most of the work will take place during the day between 6am and 9pm, however there will also be a requirement to work during the night between 9pm and 6am, as listed below. The benefit of working throughout the day gives added safety to both the road user and workforce.
To carry out the work safely, there will be:
- 9pm on 8 May 2022 to 6am on 9 May 2022 – Full overnight closure of the M42 southbound between junction 10 and junction 9 to install a temporary barrier. This will be in place 24/7 until it is removed on 22 May 2022.
- 8 May 2022 to 23 May 2022, including weekends, from 6am to 9pm – Hard shoulder closure on the M42 southbound between junction 10 and junction 9.
- 9pm on 22 May 2022 to 6am on 23 May 2022 – Full overnight closure of the M42 southbound between junction 10 and junction 9 to remove the temporary barrier.
- 25 June, 26 June and 27 June 2022, 9pm – 6am – Full overnight closures of the M42 southbound between junction 10 and junction 9 to install the new sign.
During full closures there will be a fully signed diversion in place. Please do not follow sat navs as there are narrow roads and low bridges in the area. The signed designated diversion routes are in place to help you have a safe journey. Please follow the diversion routes and allow extra time for your journeys.
HS2 works on the M42 in the vicinity of the Junction 7a (Coleshill Interchange) overnight on from 10pm on Wednesday 25 May to 5am on Thursday 26 May.
These works will involve lane closures along sections of the M42 and hard shoulder closure along sections of the M6 northbound junction 4 link road to the M42 southbound junction 7a. There will also be a southbound exit slip road closure off M6 junction 4. A signed diversion route will be in place for road users during the M6 junction 4 exit slip road closure.