HS2 Update – M42 restrictions now lifted

On Friday 7 August 2020, junctions 6 and 7A (northbound) and junctions 7 and 6 (southbound) of the M42 were closed to traffic. This closure enabled LM/HS2 and their contractors to safely install a 65 metre bridge over the motorway.

The closure of the M42 was lifted on Sunday 9 August and road users can now travel in both directions.