Skanska, working in partnership with HS2 Ltd will be upgrading the M42 junction 6 to enable better movement of traffic on and off the A45, supporting access to the airport and preparing capacity for the new HS2 station.
Over the coming weeks they will install a new footbridge over the A45. 2 piers and ramps (to the north and south of the A45) have already been built. The next step involves lifting the bridge into place.
Installing the bridge requires a large crane which will be set up on the A45 carriageway to lift and swing the bridge into place. To do this safely, the A45 will be closed over the weekend of 30 April to 1 May.
To minimise disruption caused by this full road closure, work will take place in two phases:
- A45 westbound carriageway will be closed between M42 junction 6 and Clock Interchange from 4pm on Saturday 30 April to 8:30am on Sunday 1 May.
- A45 eastbound carriageway will be closed between Clock interchange and M42 junction 6 from 8:30pm on Saturday 30 April to 5:30am on Sunday 1 May.
When the roads are closed we’ll put in place a clearly signed diversion route. This has already been agreed with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council as the most suitable route for both the amount and type of traffic being diverted.
These road closures are expected to cause delays for traffic travelling along the A45. Plan ahead and allow additional time for your journeys, considering alternative routes where possible.