M40-M42 Interchange Scheme: Advanced Works Update and Christmas Lane Closures

bmJV, working on behalf of Highways England, began advanced works on the M40-M42 interchange in September. These will continue into February 2022.

So they can deliver this work safely, they will temporarily close some lanes to move their traffic management. Where possible, they will continue to work at night time, when the road is at its quietest – but as some of this work will be noisy, work may still be carried out during the daytime to minimise disruption.

To help everyone get to where they need to go over the festive period, roadworks will be suspended over Christmas and New Year. Signage will remain in place to inform and remind motorists of upcoming road closures.

Schedule of lane closures from 10 January to 11 February 2022:

Northbound and / or southbound carriageway closures from the M40 junction 16 to the M42 junctions 3 to 4:

  • M42 Junction 3-3a northbound, lanes 1 and 2, between 10 and 24 January 2022
  • M42 Junction 3a-3 southbound, lanes 1 and 2, between 24 and 28 January 2022
  • M40 Junction 16 – M42 Junction 3a northbound, lanes 1 and 2, between 19 and 21 January 2022
  • M42 Junction 3a–4 Northbound and Southbound, lanes 2 and 3, between 31 January and 11 February 2022

Lane closures will be in place on weeknights, between 9pm and 6am. To keep our workforce and motorists safe, we’ll close lanes in 4-kilometre (2.4 miles) sections while we work.

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