MOTORISTS are being urged to plan ahead as the M42 in Solihull is set to close for a bridge demolition next month.
As part of the next phase of the £282million upgrade of junction 6 the existing Solihull Road bridge will be demolished to make way for the building of new slip roads at the new junction 5a on the M42.
The motorway will be fully closed in both directions between junction 5 for Solihull and junction 6 for the NEC and Birmingham Airport from 10pm on May 5 to 5am on May 8.
National Highways programme lead, Jon Slemmonds, said: “Safety is always our top priority and we need to close the M42 so that teams can work safely on the road to demolish the old bridge.
“We’re doing this work over the Bank Holiday weekend when we know the road will be quieter but we’re still reminding drivers to plan ahead and to leave additional time for their journeys.”
A fully signposted diversion route will be in place
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