Works Update on the M40/M42 Interchange

bmJV, working on behalf of National Highways, are restarting work on the M40/M42 Interchange, progressing towards the upgrade of the central reservation which will begin this autumn. Until then, they are carrying out a range of enabling works including vegetation clearance, various surveys, drainage, surfacing and vehicle barrier works and the installation of speed cameras.

To deliver this work safely and minimise disruption, they will temporarily close some lanes on the carriageway.

Where possible, work will take place at night time when the roads are at their quietest. To keep their workforce and motorists safe, they will close lanes in 4-kilometre (2.4 miles) sections. Signage will remain in place to inform and remind motorists of all upcoming road closures.

Schedule of closures until 21 December 2022 will be as follows:


M42 junction 3 to M40 junction 16: 24-hour limited hard shoulders on Mondays to Sundays between 15 August and 10 October 2022


M42 junction 3 to junction 4: Lanes 1 and 2 on Mondays to Fridays between 31 August and 17 October 2022

M42 junction 3 to M40 junction 16: Full carriageway on Mondays to Fridays between 10 October and 22 November 2022

M42 junction 3a to junction 4: Full carriageway on Mondays to Fridays between 23 November and 21 December 2022