M40-M42 Interchange Scheme: Progression to Central Reservation Upgrade

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M40-M42 Interchange Scheme: Progression to Central Reservation Upgrade

We’re moving towards completion of our enabling works which includes vegetation clearance, surveys, drainage and speed camera
installation, and onto the upgrade to the central reservation.

To safeguard motorists and our workforce, while minimising disruption, we need to temporarily close some lanes, in 4-kilometre
(2.4 mile) sections.

These closures will take place at night when the roads are quietest. Signage will remain in place to inform and remind motorists
of these closures.

Schedule of closures until 9 December 2022 – night time (between 9pm and 6am):

M40 junction 16 to M42 junction 3a – Lanes 1 and 2: from 10 to 14 October 2022

M42 junction 3a to M40 junction 16 – Lanes 1 and 2: from 17 to 21 October 2022

M42 junction 2 to 3a – Lanes 1 and 2: from 31 October to 18 November 2022

M42 junction 3a to 4 – Lanes below signal 1, 2 & 3: from 21 November to 9 December 2022

Please note: these closures may be cancelled due to poor weather or for operational reasons.

Contact us:
There are a number of ways you can get in touch with the scheme:
– Online: nationalhighways.co.uk/our-roads/west-midlands/m40-m42-interchange-smart-motorway/
– Customer Contact Centre: email  & telephone 0300 123 5000
– Post: National Highways, National Traffic Operations Centre, 3 Ridgeway, Quinton Business Park, Birmingham, B32 1AF
– Social Media: Twitter: (@HighwaysWMIDS) & Facebook (National Highways: West Midlands)

Stay Safe, Stay Back Campaign

National Highways is continuing to run its ‘Stay Safe, Stay Back’ campaign to further increase the number of motorists who
leave at least a two-second gap between themselves and the vehicle in front.

The campaign is still primarily aimed at commuters aged between 25-55 who use the strategic road network at least once a

For more details, visit https://nationalhighways.co.uk/road-safety/stay-safe-stay-back




Veron Graham PGDip MCIPR
Customer & Stakeholder Manager – M40-M42 Interchange

SMP Alliance

Mobile: 07881 847 401

Working in partnership with National Highways
National Highways customer service contact centre
0300 123 5000