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Maintenance schemes taking place in the West Midlands region.

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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 carrying out maintenance work to the A5 between Mile Oak and Holly Lane. We’ll also be working on the M42 junction 10 roundabout including entry slips, and the M42 northbound between junction 10 and junction 11. Our work will include resurfacing, road markings and the replacement of bridge joints. The completed work will provide a safer road including clearer road markings, and reduce the need for future maintenance.

The majority of our work will be carried out overnight when traffic counts are lower, Monday to Friday. Our work will include the occasional full weekend closure which has been designed to minimise the impact on local businesses. To reduce disruption to our customers, the work will be delivered in phases using a combination of lane closures and full carriageway closures.

During full carriageway closures, we’ll provide a fully signed diversion route. Please plan ahead and allow additional time for your journey. Our planned road work may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Access to and from frontages including local businesses will be facilitated via the use of escort vehicles and marshals. Access for the emergency services will be maintained throughout.

A weekly traffic management bulletin will be issued to customers including closures and diversions as the work progresses. If you’d like to receive these updates, please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing noreplyA5WMids@highwaysengland.co.uk.      

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.

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. 

For up to date details of closures please check the Travel updates page.

We’re planning to upgrade the lighting along the A38 between Toyota roundabout and Catholme.

The new LED lighting will be more energy efficient and will require less maintenance.

We’ll start our work on Monday 1 November and expect to finish by the end of February 2022. We’ll be working between 8pm and 6am, 5 days a week, and will work in multiple phases to reduce the impact on road users and the local economy.

During the work, we’ll need to close sections of the A38 overnight at various locations. Road signs will be in place ahead of any closures and we’ll provide updates, or advise of any changes to this work through our A38 distribution list.

To receive these updates, please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing: noreplyA38WMids@highwaysengland.co.uk.

Apologies 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.

Diversions

Phase 1 - 1 November to 3 December 2021

Phase 2 – 6 December to 21 December 2021

Phase 3 – 22 December 2021 to 24 January 2022

Phase 4 – 25 January to 26 January 2022

We’ll be carrying out maintenance work to the A40 between the junction of the A40/A4137 and Wilton Roundabout. Our work will include resurfacing, road markings, and reinstating the footpath at Wilton roundabout. The completed work will provide a safer road including clearer road markings. We’ll also be carrying out rockface maintenance and vegetation clearance. This has been designed to prevent rock falls, or loose debris falling directly onto the carriageway.

We’ll work Monday to Friday. To reduce disruption to customers, the work will be delivered in phases as follows:

  • Full carriageway closure of the A40 eastbound from the junction of the A40/A4137 and Wilton roundabout, including inner ring closure of Wilton roundabout.
  • Full closure of the A49 from Bannuttree Lane to Wilton roundabout, including A40 eastbound and westbound lane one closures. Partial outer ring closure to Wilton roundabout, no restrictions regarding access/egress to Wilton Road and The Pippins.
  • Lane one closure of the A40 eastbound, including hard shoulder and lay-by.
  • Lane one closure of the A40 eastbound, including hard shoulder and lay-by.

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 A49, please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing noreplyA49WMids@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 route

We’ve successfully completed all the construction work required to install the new footbridge. To install the bridge safely, we’ll need to close the A45/A46 as follows;

We’ll work from 8pm on Friday 15 October 2021, subject to traffic volumes, through to 6am on Monday 18 October 2021. We’ll make every effort to reopen the carriageway as soon as we can. There is also a contingency weekend allocated from 8pm on Friday 22 October 2021, through to 6am on Monday 25 October 2021, if required. Our work is subject to change due to any unforeseen circumstances.

Throughout the full weekend closure, the A45/A46 will be closed as follows; A46 northbound exit slip, A45 westbound entry slip, and the south west quarter of the gyratory. During closures, a fully signed diversion will be in place.

We’ll be replacing the pedestrian footbridge which is located on the A45/A46 Festival Interchange. This is the bridge that spans across the A45 westbound entry slip, which also leads to Baginton Mill Allotments. As the bridge no longer meets the requirements in accordance with current standards, this will need to be replaced. The completed work will also ensure the pedestrian footbridge is significantly higher than its predecessor. The upgrade will extend the life of the bridge, whilst minimising the need for future maintenance.

We’ll work from throughout the day, Monday to Friday. This may also include the occasional Saturday, if required. Working throughout the day gives added safety to both the road user, and our workforce on site. Our work will be carried out using a combination of full carriageway closures and lane closures.

To remove the bridge safely, we’ll need to close Festival Interchange for a weekend as follows; A46 northbound exit slip, A45 westbound entry slip, and the south west quarter of the gyratory Removing the bridge over the weekend period will ensure traffic counts are significantly lower, reducing the impact to our customers.

Once we’ve removed the bridge, works will then continue under lane closures. This will allow us to complete the necessary work to make way for the installation of the new bridge. As the new bridge is still in the process of being manufactured, we’re unable to give an exact date for when we’re likely to install this. We believe this is likely to take place around late August 2021. As soon as a date is confirmed, we’ll provide a further update. If you’ve not already signed up to our A46 mailing list, please subscribe to our distribution list by emailing noreplyA46WMids@highwaysengland.co.uk.

Alternative pedestrian access can be found by using the controlled pedestrian crossing point just before Stivichall roundabout. This will be fully signed for pedestrians to follow. Access to Baginton Mill Allotments will remain open throughout via Mill Lane. Further to this, access to Leaf Lane and Howes Lane will be maintained at all times.

Our planned road work may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. If there are any changes to the programme, we’ll use the black and yellow signs at the side of the road to provide updates.

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

We’ll work to improve biodiversity along the A46 Strategic Road Network (SRN) at Twyford by undertaking the following operations:

  • Current grassland to be scarified, over seeded, cut and collected to increase biodiversity
  • Small areas of scattered scrub within the grassland to be removed during our cut and collect operations
  • Dense scrub (blackthorn and bramble) to be reduced by 50%

We’ll work overnight from Monday to Friday, 9pm to 6am. To complete this work safely, the A46 will be reduced down one lane running northbound, and one lane running southbound. Please plan ahead and allow additional time for your journey.

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 A46, please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing noreplyA46WMids@highwaysengland.co.uk.  

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. 

Notice of Determination

It has been determined that the A46 Twyford Biodiversity Net Gain Scheme proposal is not subject to environmental impact assessment. View the full Notice of Determination.

 

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 renewing road markings and signs at junctions on the A49 between Shrewsbury and Ludlow.

This work will ensure that the bends and junctions are consistently signed and marked, and that the safety of the A49 is maintained for all road users.

We’ll also be required to remove a number of hazardous trees, for safety reasons.

Our work starts on 11 October 2021 and we expect to finish by the end of January 2022. Work will be carried out overnight, from 8pm to 6am, five nights a week. We’ll also be working in multiple phases to reduce the impact on road users and the local economy.

During the work, we’ll need to close sections of the A49 overnight at various locations. Road signs will be in place ahead of any closures and we’ll update our webpage with information about the scheme and any diversions.

We’ll provide updates, or advise of any changes to this work through our A49 distribution list. To receive these updates, please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing noreplyA49WMids@highwaysengland.co.uk. If you’ve previously subscribed, no further action is required.

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 roadworks may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

For up to date details of closures please check Travel updates.

Phase 1 – Condover to Bayston Hill

11-12 October 2021

Full closure of the A49 from A5 Dobbies island to Condover junction

Phase 2 – Dorrington to Condover

12-28 October 2021

Full closure of the A49 from Condover junction to Dorrington

Phase 3 – Longnor to Dorrington

28 October – 5 November 2021

Full closure of the A49 from Station Road to Longnor junction

Phase 4 – Leebotwood to Longnor

5-12 November 2021

Full closure of the A49 from Longnor junction to B5477 junction

Phase 5 – Church Stretton to Leebotwood

12-17 November 2021

Full closure of the A49 from B5477 north to B4371 Church Stretton

Phase 6 – Little Stretton to Church Stretton

17-19 November 2021

Full closure of the A49 from B4371 junction to B5477 junction south of Church Stretton

Phase 7 – Marshbrook to Little Stretton

19-24 November 2021

Full closure of the A49 from B5477 junction south of Church Stretton to the B4370 junction

Phase 8 – Henley Common to Marshbrook

24 November – 1 December 2021

Full closure of the A49 from B4370 junction at Marshbrook to Henley Common

Phase 9 – Winstanstow to Henley Common

1-14 December 2021

Full closure of the A49 from Henley Common to Winstantow

Phases 1-9 diversion:

NB traffic will be diverted from Craven Arms, taking the B4368 EB. Traffic will remain on the B4368 until the A458, taking the A458 NB. Traffic will remain on the A458 until the A5 roundabout, where traffic will join the A5 WB, reaching Dobbies Island where the diversion ends. 

The SB diversion is the NB diversion in reverse.

Phase 10 – Craven Arms to Winstanstow

14-16 December 2021

Full closure of the A49 from A489 Wistanstow junction to the B4368 roundabout Craven Arms

 

Diversion:

NB traffic will be diverted at the B4365 junction, taking the B4365 NB. Traffic will remain on the B4365 until the B4368 junction, taking the B4368 EB. Traffic will remain on the B4368 until the A458, taking the A458 NB. Traffic will remain on the A458 until the A5 roundabout, where traffic will join the A5 WB, reaching Dobbies Island where the diversion ends. 

The SB diversion is the NB diversion in reverse.

Phase 11 – Stokesay to Craven Arms

16-18 December 2021

Full closure of the A49 from B4368 roundabout Craven Arms to junction at Stokesay

Phase 12 – Onibury to Stokesay

20 December 2021 – 5 January 2022

Full closure of the A49 from Stokesay to Onibury - No works in Christmas Embargo period

Phase 13 – Bromfield to Onibury

5-12 January 2022

Full closure of the A49 from Onibury level crossing to A4113 junction at Bromfield

Phases 11-13 diversion:

NB traffic will be diverted at the B4365 junction, taking the B4365 NB. Traffic will remain on the B4365 until reaching the junction with the B4368, taking the B4368 WB until re-joining the A49 at Craven Arms where the diversion ends.

The SB diversion is the NB diversion in reverse.

Phase 14 – Rock Green to Bromfield

12-18 January 2022

Full closure of the A49 from A4113 junction at Bromfield to Rock Green roundabout

Diversion:

NB traffic will be diverted from Rock Green roundabout, taking the A4117 EB. Traffic will remain on the A4117 until the B4364 junction, taking the B4364 NB. Traffic will remain on the B4364 until the A458 roundabout, taking the A458 NB. Traffic will remain on the A458 until the B4368, where traffic will join the B4368 WB, remaining the B4368 until re-joining the A49 in Craven Arms, where the diversion ends. 

The SB diversion is the NB diversion in reverse.

Phase 15 – Wooferton to Rock Green

18-25 January 2022

Full closure of the A49 from Rock Green roundabout to B4362 junction

Diversion:

NB traffic will be diverted at the A456 junction, taking the A456 EB. Traffic will remain on the A456 until reaching the junction with the A4117, taking the A4117 NWB until re-joining the A49 at Rock Green roundabout where the diversion ends.

Temporary traffic lights will be required at the A445/A4117 junction.

The SB diversion is the NB diversion in reverse.

 

Phase 16 – Leominster to Bromfield

25-27 January 2022

Leominster to Wooferton - exact closure points TBC

Diversion:

NB traffic will be diverted at the A49/A44 roundabout at Leominster, taking the A44 WB. Traffic will remain on the A44 until reaching the A4110 junction, joining the A4110 NB, remaining on the A4110 until joining the A4113 NB at Leintwardine. Traffic will remain on the A4113 until rejoining the A49 at Bromfield.

The SB diversion is the NB diversion in reverse.

 

We’re planning to upgrade the lighting along the A50 between the A500 and Meir.

The new LED lighting will be more energy efficient and require less maintenance meaning less future disruption to the A50.

We’ll start our work on 11 October 2021 and expect to finish by Christmas 2021. We’ll work in multiple phases to reduce the impact on road users and the local economy.

During the work, we’ll need to close sections of the A50 overnight at various locations. Road signs will be in place ahead of any closures.

We’ll provide updates about our closures with diversion routes, or advise of any changes to this work through our A50 distribution list. To receive these updates, please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing noreplyA50WMids@highwaysengland.co.uk.

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.

Diversion routes

Phase 1 - 11 to 15 October 2021

Phase 2 - 15 to 20 October 2021

Phase 3 and 4 - 20 to 28 October 2021

Phase 5 – 28 October to 2 November 2021

We’re planning to replace the road markings and studs along the A500 between Hanford roundabout and Tunstall interchange. This will ensure the safety of the road is maintained for all users. We’ll also be filling cracks in the surface as well as resurfacing where required. This will ensure a smoother surface and extend the life of the existing surface.

Our contractors, Kier, will carry out this work on our behalf.

We will complete the work overnight when traffic is lower to reduce the impact on road users and the local economy.

To minimise the impact of our work we will complete the work in several phases:

  • A500 northbound closed from Etruria roundabout to Tunstall interchange, including all slip roads within the closure area
  • A500 southbound closed from Tunstall interchange to Etruria Roundabout, including all slip roads within the closure area
  • A500 southbound full closure from Etruria roundabout to Hanford roundabout, including all slip roads within the closure area
  • Closure of Hanford roundabout in 3 phases to allow access to all areas
  • A500 northbound closed from Hanford roundabout to Etruria roundabout, including all slip roads within the closure area
  • A500 southbound closed from Etruria Roundabout to Etruria Interchange, including all slip roads within the closure area

During the closures signed diversion routes will be in place.

For up to date details of closures please check our Travel Updates page.

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’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 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

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 work on the M6 at junction 11 and junction 11a to replace the existing electrical cable. When the work is complete, it will help to mitigate the likelihood of any future outages, cable faults or additional electrical maintenance at this location in the near future.

We’ll work from 4 January 2022 to 11 March 2022. Our work will be carried out overnight when traffic counts are lower between 9pm and 6am, Monday to Friday.

To reduce disruption to customers, the work will be delivered in the following phases:

  • Phase 1: 4 January 2022 to 11 February 2022. Lane closures on the M6 northbound and a lane closure on the M6 southbound.
  • Phase 2: 14 February 2022 to 11 March 2022. Lane closure on the M6 northbound, including the hard shoulder.

We will also be required to close the M6 southbound carriageway, including the entry slip at junction 12, for the safety of our operatives working on site. These closures will be in place overnight from 7 February 2022 to 11 February 2022.

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

Diversion route

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. 

Diversion

We’ll be carrying out maintenance work to the M54 eastbound between junctions 5 to 3. Our work will include the renewal of road markings and road studs. The completed work will ultimately provide a safer road for our customers.

We’ll work Monday to Friday. Access to and from frontages that fall directly within our closure will be maintained throughout.

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

Traffic wishing to join the M54 Eastbound at junction 5 will be instructed to:

  • join the A5 heading northbound towards Telford way
  • traffic will continue on the A5 Eastbound to Burlington Cottages roundabout
  • exit the A5 at Burlington Cottages roundabout taking the third exit onto the A41
  • continue on the A41 heading southbound returning back to the M54 Junction 3 roundabout to continue journey

Emergency vehicles will have access throughout.

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 M54, please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing noreplyM54WMids@highwaysengland.co.uk. If you’ve previously subscribed, no further action required.

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