Motorists are being advised to plan ahead over the festive period due to road closures for HS2 works to take place.
The M42 will be impacted between junctions nine and ten from 23rd December to 3rd January.
It will allow the Marston Box bridge which will carry the high speed rail route across the motorway.
National Highways’ senior network planner, Frank Bird, said: “We’ve been working closely with colleagues at HS2 to plan this closure over the Christmas period.
“While we appreciate this closure will cause some disruption on this part of the M42, wherever possible we are completing roadworks in the lead up to the Christmas holiday and we’ll be lifting hundreds of miles of roadworks across the country between Christmas and New Year to help keep traffic flowing.
“We’d encourage all motorists to familiarise themselves with the diversion route before setting off and to leave additional time for their journeys.”
The full closures will be on:
- The southbound carriageway between junctions ten and nine) from 9pm on 23rd December to 5am 3rd January.
- The northbound carriageway between junctions nine and ten) from 5pm on 24th December to 5am on 3rd January.
HGV drivers are being reminded to follow the signed diversion to avoid a low bridge at Piccadilly near Kingsbury.