Xmas Closure M42

HS2 Works Notification: M42 closure between J9 and J10

HS2 have advised planned works over the Christmas period that wil involve closing the M42 from Christmas Eve to New Years Eve.

HS2 is constructing the bridge that will carry the HS2 line over the M42 motorway between junction 9 (Dunton Interchange) and junction 10 (Tamworth Interchange).

M42 HS2 Bridge

The planned HS2 bridge over the M42.

The bridge is being built out on land adjacent to the motorway and will then be moved into position in winter 2022.

Carrying out these works safely and efficiently requires closing the M42 motorway from: 9pm on Friday 24 December (Christmas Eve) to 9pm on Friday 31 December 2021 (New Year’s Eve).

A clearly signed diversion route will be in place over this period with advance signage in place to help remind motorists of the closure.

Please see this notification for more information, including the timings and the diversion route.

1 thought on “Xmas Closure M42

  1. Alan Williams

    I would not rely on the 9.15 pm closure time beng kept to. Traffic Cones delivery guys will want to get away earlier on Xmas Eve and are likely to set up the closure before the appointed time. This happened to me recently on the A40/M40 – closure advertised for 8.00 pm, cones were inplace before 6.00 pm leading to traffic tailbacks of two miles and 3 hrs delays.


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