Dear all,

I work for the contractors bmJV that are carrying out the above scheme on behalf of National Highways. Please see an update below.

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 As you may know, we had taken the decision to temporarily halt our work on the network during the periods up to and immediately after the Commonwealth Games to reduce the potential for additional disruption during a time when traffic was expected to be busier than usual.

Now that the Games are over, we are returning to our work on the scheme, progressing towards the upgrade of the central reservation which will begin this autumn. Until then, we are carrying out a range of enabling works including vegetation clearance, various surveys, drainage, surfacing and vehicle barrier works and the installation of speed cameras.

So we can deliver this work safely and minimise disruption, we’ll need to temporarily close some lanes on the carriageway.

Where possible, we’ll work at night time when the roads are at their quietest. To keep our workforce and motorists safe, we’ll close lanes in 4-kilometre (2.4 miles) sections while we work. Signage will remain in place to inform and remind motorists of all upcoming road closures.

Schedule of closures until 21 December 2022

Day time:

M42 junction 3 to M40 junction 16:

24-hour limited hard shoulders on Mondays to Sundays between 15 August and 10 October 2022

Night time (between 9pm and 6am):

M42 junction 3 to junction 4:

Lanes 1 and 2 on Mondays to Fridays between 31 August and 17 October 2022

M42 junction 3 to M40 junction 16:

Full carriageway on Mondays to Fridays between 10 October and 22 November 2022

M42 junction 3a to junction 4:

Full carriageway on Mondays to Fridays between 23 November and 21 December 2022

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Breakdown Campaign

National Highways is continuing to run its Breakdown campaign, aiming to improve road users’ awareness and confidence around what to do in the event of a breakdown on a motorway, including those without a hard shoulder, helping people feel more capable and equipped should it happen to them.

The campaign was launched in March 2021 and is now on its fourth wave, which this month is reinforcing the campaign messages via radio, out of home, video on demand and social media advertising, as well as partnership activity – all supported by a campaign toolkit.

The Breakdown campaign hub can be accessed here:


Yours sincerely,


Veron Graham PGDip MCIPR
Customer & Stakeholder Manager – M40-M42 Interchange

SMP Alliance

Mobile: 07881 847 401

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