MOTORISTS are being asked to allow extra time for journeys when the M42 is closed next weekend.
Work will be taking place to strengthen the current central reservation ahead of two bridge structures being moved into place later this year.
This is all part of the £282million upgrade of junction 6.
From Friday, June 10 to Monday, June 13, the southbound carriageway will be fully closed overnight between junctions 6 for National Exhibition Centre and 5 for Solihull from 10pm to 5am.
During the day, two lanes will be open on the southbound side of the carriageway from 5am to 10pm.
Drivers travelling northbound should also leave additional time for their journeys with two lanes in operation for the duration of the weekend work.
National Highways programme leader, Anita Prashar, said: “We have planned this work carefully to ensure we can limit disruption where possible. We’re also working overnight when the road is much quieter. We’d encourage drivers to plan their journeys before setting off and to leave additional time if travelling on the M42.”
Once complete, the project will support planned development by improving access to HS2 (High Speed 2), the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham Airport and future developments such as UK Central Solihull.