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ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTIONS 14(1)(a) AND PARAGRAPH 27(1) OF SCHEDULE 9 AND THE MOTORWAYS TRAFFIC (ENGLAND AND WALES) REGULATIONS 1982 REGULATION 16(2)

Notice ID: MF0201429

Notice effective from
23rd February 2017 to 25th March 2017

Highways England
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTIONS 14(1)(a) AND PARAGRAPH 27(1) OF SCHEDULE 9 AND THE MOTORWAYS TRAFFIC (ENGLAND AND WALES) REGULATIONS 1982 REGULATION 16(2)
THE M5 AND M42 MOTORWAYS (M5 JUNCTIONS 4A - 6)
(TEMPORARY RESTRICTION AND PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC)
ORDER 2017
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Highways England Company Limited (Company No. 9346363) has revoked an existing Order and made a new Order on the M5 and M42 Motorways in the County of Worcestershire to enable improvement works to be carried out. The effect of the Order will be to -
(1) impose a speed restriction of 50 miles per hour on -
(a) the northbound carriageway of the M5 from a point 2 kilometres south of its junction with the exit slip road at Junction 6 to a point 150 metres south of Rocky Lane overbridge at Junction 4a;
(b) the southbound carriageway of the M5 from a point 600 metres north of the B4091 Stourbridge Road overbridge, north of Junction 4a, to a point 2300 metres south of the centreline of the southern overbridge at the roundabout junction of the A4538, A4440 and A449 (Junction 6);
(c) the westbound carriageway of the M42 from the centreline of Little Heath Lane underbridge to its junction with the link road leading to the southbound carriageway of the M5;
(d) the eastbound carriageway of the M42 from its junction with the link roads leading from the northbound carriageway of the M5 to its junction with the entry slip road at Junction 1;
(e) the link roads leading -

(i) from the westbound carriageway of the M42 to the southbound carriageway of the M5 (M5 Junction 4a);

(ii) from the southbound carriageway of the M5 to the eastbound carriageway of the M42 (M5 Junction 4a); and

(iii) from the northbound carriageway of the M5 to the eastbound carriageway of the M42 (M5 Junction 4a) and

(f) any slip road leading to or from the M5 at Junction 5 and Junction 6;

(2) impose a speed restriction of 60 miles per hour on the northbound and southbound carriageways of the M5 described in (1)(a) and (b) above;

(3) close -

(a) the northbound carriageway of the M5 from its junction with the exit slip road at Junction 6 to its junction with the link road leading from the westbound carriageway of the M42 at Junction 4a;

(b) the southbound carriageway of the M5 from its junction with the link road leading to the eastbound carriageway of the M42 at Junction 4a to its junction with the entry slip road at Junction 6;

(c) the link roads described in (1)(e) above;

(d) the slip roads described in (1)(f) above; and

(e) various lanes of the lengths of M5 described in (3)(a) and (b) above and allow vehicles to use the hardshoulder; and

(4) prohibit vehicles with an overall width exceeding 2 metres from entering or proceeding in lanes 2 and 3 of -

(a) the northbound carriageway of the M5 from its junction with the exit slip road at Junction 6 to a point 200 metres south of the centreline of the A448 Kidderminster Road underbridge;

(b) the northbound carriageway of the M5 from a point 150 metres south of the centreline of the Rocky Lane overbridge to its junction with the link road leading from the M42 at Junction 4a;

(c) the southbound carriageway of the M5 from its junction with the link road leading to the M42 at Junction 4a to a point 600 metres north of the centreline of the B4091 Stourbridge Road overbridge; and

(d) the southbound carriageway of the M5 from a point 100 metres north of Fockbury Mill Lane overbridge to a point 2300 metres south of the centreline of the southern overbridge at the roundabout junction of the A4538, A4440 and A449 (Junction 6).

The work is ongoing and is expected to continue for 6 months. The Order will come into force on 25 February 2017. Full carriageway closures will be carried out overnight between 22:00 hours and 06:00 hours. The speed restriction of either 50 mph or 60 mph, as indicated by traffic signs, lane closures and width restriction will be in force twenty four hours a day during the works period.
Vehicles being used for special forces purposes will be exempt from the speed restriction. Vehicles being used for police, fire brigade or ambulance purposes will be exempt from the speed restriction, closures and width restriction. Vehicles being used by a traffic officer or being used in connection with the works will be exempt from the closures and width restriction. Diversion routes using the A38 and A4538 will be signed. For further information, contact Steve Saunders on 07595 086585. Karen Eustace, an officer in Highways England Company Limited. Highways England Company Limited (Company No. 9346363) registered office: Bridge House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, GU1 4LZ. A Company registered in England and Wales.

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