Press release

Safety barrier work to start on M6 to M42 link roads near Birmingham

Work to replace damaged sections of safety barrier on the M6 to M42 link roads near Birmingham starts on Sunday 23 November for approximately two weeks.


To install traffic management, the M6 southbound (Junction 4a) to M42 southbound link road will be closed from 8pm to 6am on the first and last night of the scheme while the northbound link road will have two lanes closed and traffic will be diverted around the works on the hard shoulder.

For the rest of the time both roads will be reduced to one lane 24 hours a day.

Highways Agency Project Manager Purnima Kaul said:

We need to remove and replace two sections of barrier that were damaged in a collision. This work is vital to ensure the barrier does not pose a risk to road users should it be struck by another vehicle.

To carry the work out safely we need to reduce the number of available lanes. We therefore advise people to allow extra time for their journeys.

During the closure of the M6 southbound to M42 southbound link road traffic will be diverted via the M42 northbound link road to junction 9 of the M42. Traffic can exit at junction 9 and return southbound.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 19 November 2014