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Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents and congestion for M42 have been reported by Highways England, Traffic Scotland, Traffic Wales or Transport for London (TfL) in the last two hours:

Location: The M42 southbound at junction J9 (Lichfield) .
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 00:00 and 00:15 on 16 Jul 2024.
Nearest town: 3.51m from Castle Bromwich. CLEARED @ 00:10

There are no current incidents in this location.

M42 Roadworks

The following roadworks have been reported by various highways agencies and official transport sources.Click on a roadworks item to view more details on the traffic map.


The M42 motorway is a motorway located in the Midlands region of England. It runs between the A42 near Leicester and junction 10a of the M6 near Tamworth, and is 67 miles long. The motorway was constructed over three phases between 1972 and 1992, and is currently managed by Highways England.

The M42 is one of the busiest routes in England, carrying around 200,000 vehicles per day. In 2017, the Highways England Road Safety Foundation stated that the M42 had below-average accident rate for a motorway and that overall, there had been an improvement in safety on the road over the previous four years. The most common collision types on the M42 include 'rear-end shunts', single-vehicle accidents, and failure to observe a road junction.

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Location: southbound at junction J9 (Lichfield) .

Due to: Congestion.

Normal traffic conditions are expected between 00:00 and 00:15 on 16 July 2024.
Nearest town: 3.51m from Castle Bromwich.