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NOTICE - Closure of the M42 motorway between junctions 9 and 10

Submitted on 17 December 2021

Friday 24 December to Friday 31 December 2021

The work we will be doing

During the closure in December 2021 we need to undertake work, in both directions between junctions 9 and 10 of the M42 motorway, to prepare the ground which will enable us to slide Marston Box bridge into position in winter 2022. The works we will complete, in the closure this year, will include:
• Removing the existing surface of the motorway where the bridge will be located.
• Installing construction materials to create the foundations and improve the stability of the ground to support the weight of the bridge.
• Replacing barriers and install additional safety barriers.
• Removing and upgrading the existing drainage system.
• Installing a new surface to enable the motorway to re-open to road users.

When we will close the M42 Motorway

We are working closely with National Highways (formerly Highways England) to plan and complete these works. To complete these works safely and efficiently we will close 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.