Drivers warned of M42 closure

Drivers have been warned of possible disruption on the M42 at Solihull as two 2,000-tonne bridges are due to be installed on the motorway.

It will be fully closed this weekend between junctions five and six from 22:00 BST on Friday.

National Highways aims to open it by 05:00 on Monday.

The agency said the bridges would create a new junction, 5a, to ease the bottleneck at junction six.

The works are part of a £282m project to improve access to Birmingham International Airport, the new HS2 station and journeys on the A5.

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