Consultation Open for M42 J6

M42 J6 Proposed Design

Consultation still open into £282 million project aimed at easing traffic around Birmingham Airport junction.

Highways England is calling for the public to their say onthe new project.
Transport chiefs are currently investigating plans to build a 1.5-mile dual carriageway off the M42 in Solihull as part of a wider project to ease congestion near to Birmingham Airport.

Members of the public have less than three weeks to get involved in the consultation and give their feedback before the project moves to the next design stage.
The scheme would see a link road constructed to the west of Bickenhill between the A45 Clock Interchange and a new exit on the M42 south of junction six near Solihull Road (see map).
This new junction would allow access to the NEC and airport for vehicles travelling north only on the M42 after junction five.

There are also plans to improve traffic flow at the junction six roundabout with dedicated left turn links between the M42 and A45 at the NEC and the north east side of the roundabout.

Highways England will also be undertaking other improvement works to this roundabout, Clock Interchange and the section of the A45 between the two sites.
New local roads are also proposed around Catherine de Barnes Lane and St Peters Lane.

The high-speed rail line HS2 will also have a station when it opens in 2026 at the UK Central Hub development nearby.
Construction is expected to start in 2020 and completion is due in 2023.
Comments on the project can be submitted online – the deadline is October 13.