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Interchange - M42 J6

Catherine de Barnes Lane B4438

Ends: Ongoing

Last updated: 9 August 2023

What’s happening?

Solihull will be home to the new HS2 Interchange Station. Close to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and Birmingham Airport - it will be a major gateway station for the West Midlands region, connecting passengers to Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, and Manchester city centres.

HS2 will begin running between 2029 and 2033 when the section between London and the West Midlands is complete, and services will expand as new sections of the network are built.

There will be several essential road closures and disruptions required to help facilitate the building of HS2 in this area over the coming years.

Alongside the HS2 related works, National Highways are progressing with the £282m improvement project M42 junction 6. The project is designed to increase capacity and reduce congestion, improve access to Birmingham Airport and other key businesses and improve access for cyclists and walkers.

Check back to these pages for the latest information and travel advice.

Click here for more information about M42/M6 Link road closure

Click here for more information about the M42 junction 6 improvement scheme

Plan ahead using the TfWM Journey Planner and the National Highways Traffic Map.

Catherine de Barnes Lane B4438

Catherine De Barnes Lane in Bickenhill will be closed from June 2023 until Spring 2024. Works will be carried out in four phases:

Phase 3 - Monday 17 July until winter 2023

Reconstruction and realignment of Catherine de Barnes Lane onto a new bridge,
south of Shadowbrook Lane.

Phase 4 - winter 2023 to spring 2024

Reconstruction and realignment of Catherine de Barnes Lane onto the new
Barber’s Coppice roundabout.

For more information please go to M42 junction 6 - National Highways

Travel tips

You will still be able to get to where you need to go, but consider the following:

Plan ahead and leave more time for your journey. If you travel, you’ll need more time for your journey to take account of changes and diversions.