High Speed 2 (HS2) works on Highways England’s Network
HS2 is a new high-speed railway which will link London to Birmingham (Phase 1) and then on to Manchester (Phase 2a), the East Midlands and Leeds (Phase 2b).
Phase 1 of HS2 has several direct interactions with our strategic road network of motorway and major A roads in the West Midlands, East Midlands and the South East. Construction of new structures, road widening and realignment of roads are required so that the high-speed line can effectively cross our road network. We are committed to working with HS2 Ltd and other partners to plan and co-ordinate our works programmes where we can.
Our roads network is vital to the running of the country and our customers and their safety remains our priority. While HS2 carry out these works we will make every effort to keep you updated and informed in advance of works to help you plan your journeys. We are committed to ensuring safety on our strategic road network and supporting a better-connected future.
These works are being co-ordinated and carried out by HS2 Ltd.For further information about HS2 you can contact HS2 directly. Details of the HS2 works on our network are below.
HS2 works that are taking place on the Highways England network will be shown below.
Works on this section of the M6 to M42 eastbound link road is being carried out by Kier. Overnight full closures will be in place between the M6 junction 4 A (Water Orton Interchange) and the M42 eastbound link road from Tuesday 22 September until Friday 25 September 2020. The closures will be from 9.30pm until 05.30am each night. This is to allow for technology works and surveys.
This will mean a total closure of M6 southbound exit slip road at junction 4a (Water Orton Interchange) and a signed diversion to M42 junction 6 (Bickenhill Interchange).
The diversion will be via the A446 Stonebridge Road/A452 Chester Road to Stonebridge Island to join the A45 Coventry Road and rejoin the M42 at junction 6 (Bickenhill Interchange) and then continue on the M42 either southbound or northbound.
Full overnight closure of the M42 northbound between junction 9 to junction 10. Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September from 9.30pm until 5.30am. There will be a further closure on 25 September from 9.30pm until 5.30am. Signed diversions in place. Allow extra time for your journey.