Bridge demolition completed ahead of schedule

The M42 near Birmingham has needed to be closed for less time than expected during the demolition of a damaged bridge. The structure between junctions 7 (M6 J4) and 6 (Birmingham NEC and Birmingham Airport) was removed by contractors in a 52 hour operation after being struck twice in one week by lorries using the […]

M42 bridge to be demolished this weekend

A bridge over the M42 near Birmingham will be demolished this weekend, after repeatedly being hit by lorries over the last decade. The structure between junctions 7 (M6 J4) and 6 (Birmingham Airport) was struck twice in one week by lorries using the motorway last month, causing significant damage. Since then, the southbound carriageway has […]

Frequently-hit motorway bridge to be demolished

A bridge over the M42 which was hit twice in one week, and nearly 20 times in ten years, will be demolished. The structure between junctions 7 (M6 Junction 4) and 6 (Birmingham Airport) was struck by two lorries using the motorway below earlier this month. Since then the southbound carriageway has been reduced to […]

M42 shut this weekend for HS2 works

The M42 will have a series of closures this weekend for HS2 works.   The northbound carriageway will be fully closed between junctions 6 (Bickenhill Interchange) and 8 (Coleshill) from 9pm this Friday, 23 June through to 5am on Monday, 26 June. The southbound carriageway will remain open during the day but will be shut […]

New A45 pedestrian footbridge in Solihull opens as part of M42 upgrade 

A new footbridge has been in stalled across the A45 in the West Midlands, meaning people will be able to safely walk and cycle over the road to travel between Bickenhill and Catherine-de-Barnes, the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham International railway station and the airport.    The 92-tonne bridge – spanning almost 60m – was installed as […]

Milestone reached on M42 junction 6 improvements

A major milestone has been reached in the M42 junction 6 improvement scheme, which is set to transform the landscape and travel network around Solihull and Birmingham. The works, which recently saw two new bridges installed over the M42, will create a new junction at Birmingham Airport and the A45. And as the works progress, National Highways have marked […]


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