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We’ll be treating the surface of the road along the A5 between M54 junction 7 and A5 Preston Island. This will extend the life of the road and reduce the need for us to return for future maintenance.

We’ll also be resurfacing several laybys along this route and replacing the affected road markings and road studs. The work has been identified following the deterioration of the carriageway. The completed work will provide a smoother surface and safer road, including clearer road markings.

We’ll work from 25 April 2022 to 23 May 2022, Monday to Friday, 9pm to 6am. In addition to Monday to Friday working, we’ll need to carry out work overnight during the weekend on 30 April, 1 May, 7 May and 8 May.

To carry out the work, we’ll operate alternating total closures of the A5 westbound and eastbound.

During this time, the laybys at this location will be unavailable for extended periods of time during the day and night.

During the closures a signed diversion route will be in place. The eastbound diversion is the westbound diversion in reverse.

Access to emergency service vehicles will be maintained during the work.

If you’d like to be kept up to date with future works along the A5, please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing noreplyA5WMids@highwaysengland.co.uk.

Please plan ahead and allow additional time for your journey. I’d also like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption to those living close to the work. We’ll make every effort to carefully manage noise levels and additional lighting to minimise the impact.

Our planned road work may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Diversion route

We’ll be replacing the footbridge that crosses the A5 at Atherstone. The old footbridge no longer meets the requirements in accordance with current standards, this will be replaced with a bridge that is suitable for both pedestrians and cyclists. Our new footbridge will be built in close proximity to the already existing structure. Once built, this will continue to provide a safe crossing point over the A5 for pedestrians, cyclists and school children. This will also reduce the need for any future maintenance to be carried out to the bridge itself for many years to come.

To reduce disruption to customers, the work will be delivered in phases as follows;

Phase 1, these are our advanced works which will include vegetation clearance, and the installation of the contraflow which will be used throughout Phase 2. During this time, our traffic management will be in place between Holly Lane roundabout and Mancetter roundabout using a combination of lane closures and full carriageway closures.

Phase 2, these are our main works which will allow us to build the foundations and supports for the new steel footbridge. Once these are in place, we’ll then be ready to install the new steel footbridge which spans across the A5. Most of our work will be carried out under lane closures, this will ensure the A5 remains open for the majority of our works, resulting in less disruption to our customers. However, there will be times when we have to close the A5 to install the new footbridge. For further updates, we would request that customers sign up to our A5 mailing list by emailing noreplyA5WMids@highwaysengland.co.uk. We’ll provide additional information and traffic management bulletins as the works progress. Further to this, we’ll also write to customers again once the specific dates have been confirmed. The old pedestrian footbridge will be demolished at a time that is convenient to do so, resulting in minimal disruption to the local community.

We’d also encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage to ensure the safety of those working on site and fellow road users. 

We will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum. 

 

We’ll be renewing the road markings and studs along the A40 between Wilton and Ganarew. The work has been identified following the deterioration of the carriageway. The completed work will provide a safer road, including clearer road markings.

The work will take place from 10 May 2022 to 31 May 2022, Monday to Friday. Our work will be carried out overnight when traffic volumes are lower between 8pm and 6am.

To complete our work safely, we’ll work within phased closures of the A40 which have been designed to reduce the impact on the road user and local economy.

During closures, we’ll provide a fully signed local diversion. This has been agreed by Herefordshire Council. Emergency vehicles will have access throughout. Access to frontages will be maintained throughout with the use of an intercom system, and escort vehicles. 

Please plan ahead and allow additional time for your journey. I’d also like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption to those living close to the work. We’ll make every effort to carefully manage noise levels and additional lighting to minimise the impact.

Our planned road work may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances

We carried out work on the A46 SRLPEI scheme last year which included installing a number of masts along the A46. These have been designed to capture renewable energy to power future technology. We’re returning to complete construction works which include an additional seven masts along the A46. Once installed, we’ll be able to provide relevant driver information via our variable messaging signs.

We’ll also install technology to provide information on the road condition. The aim of this technology is to help inform our customers of journey times, road conditions and improve safety. This will also allow drivers to plan their journey better or select alternative routes. This is a first step in reducing our carbon footprint by using renewable energy to power our technology.

We’ll work throughout the day, Monday to Friday. Each site will take approximately 3 weeks to construct using lane closures and two-way temporary lights. These will be installed along the verge between Back Lane and Beckford Road. We’ll also complete outstanding work to two of the existing sites. There will be additional work required after February, but this will be to install, test and commission equipment.

We’d encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage to ensure the safety of those working on site and fellow road users. 

We’ll do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum. 

We’ll be carrying out resurfacing work along the A46 between Teddington Hands roundabout and Beckford. This will include renewing the kerbs and replacing the road markings and road studs. Our work has been identified following the deterioration of the carriageway. The completed work will provide a smoother surface and safer road, including clearer road markings.

We’ll work from 9 May 2022 to 16 June 2022, Monday to Friday. Our work will be carried out overnight when traffic volumes are lower between 9pm and 6am.

To carry out our work safely, there will be a total closure of the A46 between Teddington Hands roundabout and A46/Back Lane junction.

There will also be two full weekend closures at this location on the weekend of 13 May 2022 and 20 May 2022, from 9pm on Friday to 6am on Monday.

Emergency vehicles will have access throughout. Access will also be maintained to frontages throughout our work.

If you’d like to be kept up to date with future works along the A46, please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing noreplyA46WMids@highwaysengland.co.uk.

Please plan ahead and allow additional time for your journey. We'd also like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption to those living close to the work. We’ll make every effort to carefully manage noise levels and additional lighting to minimise the impact.

Our planned road work may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Diversion route

During closures a fully signed diversion route will be in place.  The southbound diversion is the northbound diversion in reverse.

We recently carried out resurfacing work to the A46 Warwick Bypass northbound. We’ll now return to complete the A46 Warwick Bypass southbound between the Leek Wootton/Gaveston junction (A46/A429) and M40 junction 15. The work has been identified following the deterioration of the carriageway.

Our resurfacing will include a much deeper treatment than usual which will significantly extend the life of the road, and reduce the need for future maintenance. We’ll also be recycling materials on site which will reduce our carbon footprint. The completed work will maintain the safety of the road for road users.

Our work will be carried out using a combination of lane closures, full carriageway closures and a 24/7 contraflow system. The benefit of using a 24/7 contraflow system will ensure the A46 remains open for most of our work, whilst reducing disruption to the road user and local economy. We’ll also be working on site 24/7 which will significantly shorten the overall length of time required to complete the work compared to overnight closures.

To complete our resurfacing, the 24/7 contraflow system will be in place from 6am on Monday 7 March to 8pm on Saturday 2 April. This will reduce the A46 northbound down to 1 lane running northbound, and 1 lane running southbound.

To install and remove our traffic management, and to complete aspects of our work safely, there will be times when we have to close the A46 both northbound and southbound including link road to M40 junction 15. Further information regarding dates and times for full carriageway closures can be found within the traffic management programme below.

Our work is subject to change due to any unforeseen circumstances.

To complete our work safely, a reduced speed limit of 40mph will be in place, along with speed enforcement and free recovery.

Outside of full carriageway closures and 24/7 contraflow, we’ll need to install a number of lane closures which will allow us to complete all remaining work. Our work to the most northern end of the A46 at Leek Wootton will include a simple diversion using the exit and entry slips, also known as a ‘down and under’.

While we work at this location, please expect long delays and avoid the area if possible. Alternative routes can be found using M5, M42 and M40 or M45/M6 and M1.

There will be restricted access for pedestrians wishing to cross the A46. The existing footpaths that cross the A46 through our work will be closed, and diversions signposted providing alternative access. 

Please plan ahead, and allow additional time for your journey.

I’d also like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption to those living close to the work.

If you’d like to be kept up to date with future work along the A46, please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing noreplyA46WMids@highwaysengland.co.uk. If you’ve previously subscribed, no further action required.

A46 Warwick Bypass southbound resurfacing traffic management programme 2022

Week commencing Monday 21 February

A46 southbound closed from Kenilworth (A46/A452) to M40 J15 on 21 February, 22 February, 23 February, 24 February, 25 February and 26 February, 8pm to 6am.

A46 northbound closed from M40 J15 to Kenilworth (A46/A452) on 25 February and 26 February, 8pm to 6am.

A46 southbound link to M40 J15 closed on Sunday 27 February, 6am to 8pm.

A46 southbound closed from Kenilworth (A46/A452) to M40 J15 on 27 February, 8pm to 6am.

Week commencing Monday 28 February

A46 southbound link to M40 J15 closed 24/7 on 28 February, 1 March, 2 March, 3 March, 4 March and 5 March.

A46 southbound and northbound closed from M40 J15 to Kenilworth (A46/A452) on 28 February, 1 March, 2 March, 3 March, 4 March, 5 March and 6 March, 8pm to 6am.

From 7 March to 3 April

From 6am on Monday 7 March to 8pm on Saturday 2 April, A46 southbound closed from Kenilworth (A46/A452) to M40 J15. A46 northbound will run under 24/7 contraflow- 1 x lane running northbound, and 1 x lane running southbound.

A46 southbound and northbound closed from M40 J15 to Kenilworth (A46/A452) on 2 April and 3 April, 8pm to 6am.

Week commencing Monday 4 April

A46 southbound and northbound closed from M40 J15 to Kenilworth (A46/A452) on 4 April, 5 April, 6 April and 7 April, 8pm to 6am.

From 8pm on Friday 8 April to 6am on Monday 11 April, A46 southbound closed at Leek Wootton (a ‘down and under’ diversion will be installed around the junction).

Week commencing Monday 18 April

From 8pm on Friday 22 April to 6am on Monday 25 April, A46 southbound closed at Leek Wootton (a ‘down and under’ diversion will be installed around the junction).

We’d also encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage to ensure the safety of those working on site and fellow road users. 

We will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum. 

Update

Due to unforeseen circumstances our work will now complete on Monday 9 May 2022.

Diversion routes

 

We’ll be carrying out resurfacing work at this location, following the deterioration of the carriageway. This will include laying a material to increase the roads surface friction, replacing the road markings and road studs. During this time there will be a temporary road surface in place. The completed work will provide a smoother surface and safer road, including clearer road markings. We have also identified the opportunity to carry out repairs to the footpath and kerb within this work, following issues with localised flooding.

We plan to start this work on 3 May 2022 and we expect the scheme to complete on 17 June 2022.

The work will be carried out overnight when traffic is lower, between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays. To reduce the impact on road users, we’ll work within phased closures of the A49, as follows:

Phase 1: 3 May 2022 to 11 May 2022 – Full closure of the A49 from Back Lane to the A49/B4368 Clun Road roundabout.

Phase 2: 12 May 2022 to 20 May 2022 – Full closure of the A49, south of the A49/B4368 roundabout near Stokesay to the A49/A489 junction.

Phase 3: 23 May 2022 to 17 June 2022 – Full closure of the A49 from the A49/B4368 Corvedale Road roundabout to the A49 at Gates Lane.

We’ll be issuing a weekly A49 traffic management bulletin as the work progresses. To receive these updates, please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing noreplyA49WMids@nationalhighways.co.uk. If you’ve previously subscribed, no further action is required.

During the closures a signed diversion route will be in place. The southbound diversions are the northbound diversions in reverse.

Access to emergency service vehicles will be maintained during the work.

Please plan ahead and allow additional time for your journey. I’d also like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption to those living close to the work. We’ll make every effort to carefully manage noise levels and additional lighting to minimise the impact.

Our planned road work may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

We’ll be carrying out maintenance work on the A500 between M6 junction 15/A500 and M6 junction 16/A500. Our work will include resurfacing and the renewal of road markings, as well as lighting and electrical upgrades. The work has been identified following a recent inspection of this part of the network. The completed work will ensure we continue to provide a safer road to road users at all times. 

We plan to start work on 11 April 2022, and we expect to finish by late June 2022. The majority of our work will be carried out overnight, when traffic counts are lower, between 8pm and 6am. Working overnight ensures minimal impact to the road user and local economy. To reduce disruption further, the work will be delivered in phases using a combination of lane closures and full carriageway closures. During this time, we’ll work between M6 junction 15 and Sideway northbound, from M6 junction 16 to Talke in both directions, and from Etruria to Porthill northbound.

During full carriageway closures, we’ll provide fully signed diversion routes. Access for the emergency services will be maintained throughout.

Please note, our planned work may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. 

For further information regarding these works, we’ll be issuing a weekly traffic management bulletin which will include the specific dates, locations and diversions of the closures as the work progresses.

To receive these updates please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing noreplyA50WMids@nationalhighways.co.uk. Please be advised that we’re already sharing a weekly TM bulletin for the A50 and we’ll use this platform to share messages combined for both the A50 and A500 moving forward.

We’ll be trialling intelligent street lighting over a short period of time on the Longbridge/M40 junction 15 roundabout. The project aims to create a Smart Luminaire which is capable of the usual functions of a street light, but will also include technology to support autonomous vehicles. This is a proof of concept, which will host Wi-Fi enabled technology for communicating with autonomous vehicles in the future. The trial will not impact the road user directly, the only visible difference or noticeable change will be improved LED lighting.

The installation of the Smart Luminaires will take place overnight during the first 2 weeks, Monday to Friday. This will include lane closures, and a small diversion whilst we work at the northern side of the roundabout. The installation of the Smart Luminaires will include the replacement of the lighting head itself, and not the lighting column. Once installed, there will be no traffic management in place at this location.

There will be no autonomous vehicles trialled on the Strategic Road Network (SRN) as part of this proof of concept stage.

We’ll return to decommission the technology at the end of the trial. This will again include lane closures, and a small diversion whilst we work at the northern side of the roundabout. The LED lighting will remain in place at this location permanently.

We’d also encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage to ensure the safety of those working on site and fellow road users. 

We will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum. 

We’ll be replacing the safety barrier, alternatively known as the ‘vehicle restraint system’, on the M5 between junction 6 and junction 7. We’ll remove the existing steel barrier in the central reserve, which will then be replaced with a new concrete barrier. This will ensure we continue to provide a safer road to all road users. Our work will also include lighting and drainage improvements.

Our work will start on 21 February 2022, and this should complete by Spring 2023. This will include a combination of day time and night time working. To reduce disruption to customers, most of our work will be carried out under narrow lanes which will ensure the M5 remains open. For added safety, a 50mph speed limit will be in place, along with speed enforcement and free recovery. This has been designed to protect both the road user and workforce on site.

To install the narrow lanes, we’ll need a number of overnight closures between junction 5 and junction 8. These will be in place as follows:

M5 northbound, junction 7 entry and exit slip closed overnight on 21 February, 22 February and 23 February, 8pm to 6am.

M5 northbound, junction 6 entry and exit slip closed overnight on 24 February, 25 February, 26 February and 27 February, 8pm to 6am.

M5 northbound, junction 8 to junction 5 closed overnight on 5 March and 6 March, 8pm to 6am.

M5 southbound, junction 6 entry and exit slip closed overnight on 28 February, 1 March, 2 March, 3 March and 4 March, 8pm to 6am.

M5 southbound, junction 7 entry and exit slip closed overnight on 7 March and 8 March, 8pm to 6am.

M5 southbound, junction 5 to junction 8 closed overnight on 12 March and 13 March, 8pm to 6am.

During full carriage way closures, a fully signed diversion will be in place.

During slip road closures, a fully signed diversion will be in place to the next junction and back.

To complete aspects of our work safely, there will be times when we need to close the M5 between junction 6 and junction 7. We’ll provide further updates regarding closures via our M5 mailing list. To receive these updates, please subscribe by emailing noreplyM5WMids@highwaysengland.co.uk.

Our work is subject to change due to any unforeseen circumstances. Please plan ahead and allow additional time for your journey.

We’d also encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage to ensure the safety of those working on site and fellow road users. 

We will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum. 

We’ll be replacing the boundary fence along the M5 northbound, to the rear of properties located on Mayfield Road. The current fence is deteriorated and needs replacing to ensure that it remains safe and secure.

In order to replace the fence, we will need to remove the build-up of soil and silt that currently sits behind the fencing and carry out some vegetation clearance. To do this, we will access the woodland via the palisade fencing on Hurst Street.

Our work will start 21 February and we expect to complete by 8 May 2022. We’ll work in the daytime, from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Please note, our work is subject to change due to any unforeseen circumstances. Please plan ahead and allow additional time for your journey.

We will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum. 

We’re going to be working beneath the M5 viaduct between junction 1 and junction 2, carrying out planned maintenance. This maintenance is a continuous activity that happens beneath the viaducts in the West Midlands to ensure the motorways keep connecting the country.

We’re installing a system that prevents the deterioration of the steel reinforcement which in turn protects the concrete from damage. This reduces the need for future maintenance, meaning less roadworks impacting the motorways.

Our work will be below the viaduct and will have no impact on the M5 itself. The work will take place during the day. We may need some localised overnight closures of roads beneath the viaduct to set up the scaffolding for our work to take place. These will be minimal and diversions only very short. Where the works affect a local road, we will work with the local councils to find the safest and least impactful way to undertake the works.

We will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum. 

Update - 28 May 2021

We now need to work on a section of the viaduct where it passes over the A4031 Spon Lane South. To do this safely we’ll need to close a short section of Spon Lane South underneath the M5 to all traffic except pedestrians.

We’re going to work at weekends to minimise disruption to road users and reduce the impact on the local economy.

We’ll close Spon Lane South from 8pm Friday to 6am Monday. The first weekend closure is planned for Friday 11 June – Monday 14 June. We’ll continue to close the road every weekend until the last weekend closure planned for Friday 20 August – Monday 23 August.

Spon Lane South will be open as normal during the week.

During the weekend closures access to properties within the closure points will be maintained and bus routes will be diverted.

We’re currently working underneath the M5 between junction 1 and junction 2 carrying out planned maintenance to the viaduct structure.

We now need to work on a section of the viaduct where it passes over A457 Birmingham Road.

To carry out our work safely we’ll need to establish scaffolding on Birmingham road underneath the M5. We’ll put the scaffolding in place during weekend closures to minimise disruption to road users and reduce the impact on the local economy.

We’ll close Birmingham Road for four weekends in October 2021 from 8pm Friday to 5am Monday on the following dates:

  • Friday 8 October to Monday 11 October
  • Friday 15 October to Monday 18 October
  • Friday 22 October to Monday 25 October
  • Friday 29 October to Monday 1 November.

We’ll also need to reduce Birmingham Road to one lane beneath the M5 viaduct while we have the scaffolding in place. This will also include closing the dedicated right hand turn in to Gregston Trading Estate. This lane closure will need to be in place from 25 October to until our work is complete in Spring 2022. Diverted traffic will need to continue on the A457 to Churchbridge Island and return down the A457 to turn left into Gregston Trading Estate.

During the weekend closures access to properties within the closure points will be maintained and bus routes will be diverted.

Stone Street closures

We’ll be carrying out similar work on a section of the viaduct where it passes over Stone Street.

We’re able to use mobile platforms for this work so scaffolding won’t be required. We’ll need to close Stone Street for seven consecutive weekends from 8pm Friday to 5am Monday on the following dates:

  • Friday 5 November to Monday 8 November
  • Friday 12 November to Monday 15 November
  • Friday 19 November to Monday 22 November
  • Friday 26 November to Monday 29 November
  • Friday 3 December to Monday 6 December
  • Friday 17 December to Monday 20 December

A signed diversion route will be in place for the duration of the weekend closures. The diversion route has been agreed with Sandwell Council as the most suitable for both the type and volume of traffic being diverted.

We’ll also be installing electrical ducts on Blakely Hall Road over the weekend of 30 and 31 October and Manchester Street on 14 November, 21 November and 28 November. We’ll complete this work using temporary traffic lights.

Our planned road work may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

If you’d like to be kept up to date with future works along the M5, please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing noreplyM5WMids@highwaysengland.co.uk. If you’ve previously subscribed, no further action required.

We’d also encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage to ensure the safety of those working on site and fellow road users. 

We will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum. 

Diversion routes

We’ll be carrying out maintenance work on M6 between junction 1 and junction 4, including M6 junction 2/A46 roundabout and M6 junction 4/A446 roundabout. Our work will include resurfacing, renewal of road markings, and the replacement of bridge joints. The work has been identified as a number of our assets are showing signs of deterioration. Once complete, this will ensure we continue to provide a safer road to road users at all times.

Our work will start on 11 April 2022, and run through until 26 June 2022. We’ll work overnight when traffic volumes are lower from 9pm to 6am, Monday to Saturday. To reduce disruption further, we’ll work in phases which will include overnight lane closures and full carriageway closures. Working overnight ensures minimal impact to the road user and local economy.

During closures a fully signed diversion will in place.

We’ll make every effort to carefully manage noise and additional lighting whilst we work at this location to minimise the impact to local residents. We’ll also aim to reopen the carriageway as soon as it is safe to do so.

Our work is subject to change due to bad weather or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Access will be maintained throughout for the emergency services.

M6 Traffic Management programme

M6 junction2/A46 roundabout resurfacing and renewal of road markings:

From 5 May to 24 May, M6 northbound J1 to J2 closed from 9pm to 6am

From 25 May to 21 June, M6 J2 northbound exit slip, M69 link road and southern half of M6 J2/A46 roundabout, including B4065 to A46 closed from 9pm to 6am

From 21 June to 26 June, M6 J2 southbound exit slip, and northern half of M6 J2/A46 roundabout closed from 9pm to 6am

M6 junction 4/A446 roundabout resurfacing and renewal of road markings:

From 11 April to 12 May, M6 J4 southbound exit slip, and northern half of M6 J4/A446 roundabout closed from 9pm to 6am. Also, A446 southbound closed from Coleshill Heath Road

From 12 May to 19 May, M6 J4 northbound exit slip, and southern half of M6 J4/A446 roundabout closed from 9pm to 6am. A446 closed from Biddles Loop

M6 bridge joint replacements:

From 3 May to 5 May, M6 southbound J4 to J2 closed, 9pm to 6am

From 16 May to 18 May, M6 northbound J2 to J4 closed, 9pm to 6am

M6 junction 3 northbound resurfacing and renewal of road markings

From 9 May to 13 May, M6 northbound closed between J3 exit slip and J3 entry slip, 9pm to 6am

From 19 May to 23 May, M6 northbound closed between J3 exit slip and J3 entry slip, 9pm to 6am

We’ll be replacing the existing lighting supply on the M6 at Hilton Park Services. The completed work will help to mitigate the likelihood of any future outages, faults or additional electrical maintenance at this location.

We plan to start this work on 14 February 2022 and we expect to finish by the end of May 2022.

We’ll work overnight when traffic counts are lower, between 8pm and 5am, Monday to Friday. We’ll work in phased lane closures and there will be some full closures, as follows:

  • Monday 4 April to Saturday 9 April 2022: M6 Hilton Park Services northbound exit and entry slip roads full closure.
  • Monday 16 May to Saturday 21 May 2022: M6 Hilton Park Services southbound exit and entry slip roads full closure.

During closures, we’ll provide fully signed diversion route – please see below for further details. Vehicles that are within the services when we close the slip roads will be escorted through the closures.

The Travelodge at Hilton Park services southbound will still be able to be accessed by going to Hilton Park services northbound and using the service road that connects the north and southbound services, over the top of the M6. Emergency vehicles will have access throughout.

Our work is subject to change due to any unforeseen circumstances. Please plan ahead and allow additional time for your journey.

We’d also encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage to ensure the safety of those working on site and fellow road users.

We will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum.

Diversion route

There are a series of overnight closures taking place in the M6 Jct 4 and M42 Jct 7 vicinity.  These works are in preparation for future works in the area, works which include a gantry removal and associated works are required on the M6/M42 motorways in late October/early November 2021.

From 18 to 26 October, the M6 Junction 4 southbound exit slip road will be closed overnight (22:00 –06:00) along with Junction 7a of the M42 (M42 northbound to M6 southbound link road).

Diversion

M6 southbound to M6 J3 (Exhall Interchange) & return northbound to exit at M6 J4 (Coleshill Interchange).

From 29 to 31 October, the M6 northbound and southbound main carriageways at Junction 4 will be closed overnight (22:00 –06:00). Also closed overnight will be the M6 Junction 4 northbound entry slip road, the M42 at Junction 7 (M42 northbound to M6 northbound link road) and the M42 at Junction 7a (M42 northbound to M6 southbound link road).

Diversion

Off at M6 J4 (Coleshill Interchange) northbound exit slip road onto the A446 northbound to M42 J9 (Dunton Interchange) to join the M42 southbound to M42 J8 Water Orton/Gilson (M42 SB / M6 NB Interchange) where traffic will re-join the M6 northbound (M6 J4a).

The last phase of works will be from 1 November to 9 November when the M42 Junction 7 (M42 northbound to M6 northbound link road) will be closed overnight (22:00 –06:00).

Diversion

M42 northbound to M42 J9 (Dunton Interchange) to join the M42 southbound to M42 J8 where traffic will re-join the M6 northbound.

We’ll be carrying out resurfacing work at various locations on the M42 northbound between junction 7 and junction 9, including A4097 Kingsbury Road roundabout. The work has been identified following the deterioration of the carriageway. We’ll also be replacing the road markings and road studs. The completed work will provide a smoother surface and safer road, including clearer road markings.

We’ll start this work on Monday 23 May 2022 and expect it to be completed by the start of July 2022. Our work will take place overnight, when traffic is lower, from 9pm to 6am, Monday to Saturday.

To carry out our work safely and to reduce the impact on road users and the local economy, we’ll work within phased closures of the M42 as follows:

Phase 1: 23 May 2022 to 28 May 2022 – Full closure of M42 northbound from junction 9 exit slip to junction 9 entry slip. Lane closures on M6 Toll and M42 southbound.

Phase 2: 30 May 2022 to 10 June 2022 – Full closure of M42 junction 9 northbound exit slip. Lane closures on M6 Toll and M42 southbound. Please note, work will be suspended over Queen’s Jubilee bank holiday.

Phase 3: 30 May 2022 to 31 May 2022 – Full closure of M42 northbound from junction 7 to junction 9, including M6 Toll from M6 junction 3a.

Phase 4: 11 June 2022 to 1 July 2022 – Full closure of the M42 northbound from junction 7 to junction 8, including M6 Toll from M6 junction 3a. Northbound lane one closure on the M6 Toll.

Phase 5: 2 July 2022 to 5 July 2022 – Full closure of the A4097 Kingsbury Road from M6 Toll northbound entry slip to Dunton Island, including Kingsbury Road roundabout.

Please note, our planned work may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. We will not work over bank holidays, including the Queen’s Jubilee on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June 2022.

Access will be maintained throughout for the emergency services.

During closures, we’ll provide a fully signed diversion route.

Please plan ahead and allow additional time for your journey. We'd like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption to those living close to the work. We’ll make every effort to carefully manage noise levels and additional lighting to minimise the impact.

We’ll be replacing sections of the safety barrier, alternatively known as the ‘vehicle restraint system’. The work has been identified as the current safety barrier no long meets the requirements in accordance with current standards. There will also be work carried out to install new boundary fencing, and installing new and upgraded netting along the rock slopes. We’ll also be required to carry out vegetation clearance to access each of the sites safely. The completed work will provide a safer road, and prevent rock falls, or loose debris falling directly onto the carriageway.

We’ll work during the week from Monday to Friday. This will include a combination of lane closures and full carriageway closures. Our work will also include a combination of day time and night time working. The benefit of working throughout the day gives added safety to both the road user and workforce.

To install and remove our traffic management safely, the M50 will be closed as follows;

  • M50 eastbound closed from 8pm to 6am between J4 and J2 on 4 October, 5 October, 18 October, 19 October, 20 October, 21 October, 22 October, 1 November, 4 November, 5 November, 12 November, 10 January, 21 January, 24 January, 11 February.
  • M50 westbound closed from 8pm to 6am between J2 and J4 on 24 January and 11 February.
  • M50 J3 eastbound entry slip closed, and M50 J3 westbound exit slip closed 24/7 from 24 January to 11 February.

There will be times when we have to close the hard shoulder, including 50mph speed limits. During full carriageway closures, a signed diversion will be in place.

We’d also encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage to ensure the safety of those working on site and fellow road users. 

We will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum. 

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