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Interchange - M42 J6

B4438 Closure

Ends: 29 March 2021

Last updated: 11 June 2021

What’s happening?

Major transport improvements are happening in the east of Birmingham and Solihull area. These include: 

  • HS2 - Britain’s new high-speed railway
  • improvements to junction 6 of the M42
  • the new Sprint bus route along the A45

During the work, the way you travel in the area will change. There will be disruption to: 

  • junction 6 of the M42
  • the A452
  • the A446
  • the A45

B4438 Closure

HS2 is creating four connecting highways bridges to link the new road network with existing routes.

The first of these new bridges was successfully installed in August 2020, the second, over the A446 in October 2020.

To take traffic over the future railway route, HS2 is continuing to construct two bridges on HS2 land surrounded by the A452, A45 and M42. No traffic measures are required to complete these bridges.

To enable the connection of parts of the existing road network safely and smoothly to the new routes being created, a series of weekend road closures will be installed throughout 2021 on and around Northway Island.

There will be a weekend closure on a short section of the B4438 from 8pm on Friday 26 March, to 5am on Monday 29 March.

Travel tips

You will still be able to get to where you need to go, but consider the following:

Could you change the time of your journey?. Avoid travelling during peak times wherever possible. Plan ahead, check timetables or apps and leave more time for your journey as services will be busier.
Plan ahead and leave more time for your journey. If you travel, you’ll need more time for your journey to take account of changes and diversions.