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Highways England M40/M42 Interchange Scheme – survey works update

What are we doing?

We’ll carry out a number of different surveys on both carriageways. These will include checking drainage systems and existing buried services locations (including electrical and telecommunications cables), drilling carriageway core samples and ecology inspections. We’ll also clear vegetation in some isolated areas to help us safely carry out the surveys.

We’ll work overnight, when the road is at its quietest for 6 weeks.

How will the survey work affect road users?

To safely carry out the surveys, we’ll need to close some lanes (in 4km sections at a time) but will keep one lane open on each carriageway while we work (Monday to Saturday between 9pm and 6am). We’ll take a ‘traffic count’ before we close the lanes and if the traffic levels are too high, we’ll delay the work until traffic levels reduce.

All lanes will be open as usual during the daytime.

We’ll also need close the following slip roads overnight from 9pm and 6am:

M40 J16 southbound exit slip road on 1, 2 and 3 March 2021

M40 J16 northbound entry slip road on 4 and 5 March 2021.

M42 J3 southbound entry slip road every night between 8 and 12 March 2021

M42 J4 southbound entry slip road every night between 15 and 19 March 2021

M42 J4 northbound exit slip road between every night between 22 and 26 March 2021

Please note these dates and times may be subject to change due to weather or operational reasons.

Diversion routes will be clearly signed but please note the diversion through Hockley Heath is only for traffic originating in Hockley Heath.

We apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause and advise everyone travelling through the area to allow extra time for journeys.
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Annual Parish Meeting
This is a meeting for residents – to raise any issues of concern with the Parish Council. We are hoping that some of our Borough Councillors will be in attendance and Martyn Sergeant of SMBC community champions will be attending to talk about, and answer questions on, Covid-19 and the vaccination programme in Solihull. If you have any questions about Solihull’s response to the pandemic, or any issues of concern that you wish to raise relating to Dickens Heath – then please do attend.
The meeting will be taking place on Tuesday March 9th 2021 at 6.30pm on Zoom. Please direct message us or contact us on 07772 469271 or at dickensheathpc@hotmail.com for the meeting details.
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Annual Parish Meeting, March 9th 2021 6.30pm
The Annual Parish Meeting is a meeting for residents to come and ask any questions they wish of the Parish Council. It will be held on zoom of course this year, and all are very welcome to attend. Martyn Sergeant of Solihull MBC community Champions has agreed to do a short update on Covid-19 and vaccinations in Solihull and to then answer any questions that residents have. Following this, the Parish Council will invite any other questions from members of the public.

If you would like to attend, please contact us on 07772469271 or dickensheathpc@hotmail.com for the meeting details.
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Parish Council Meetings

The Parish Council Of Dickens Heath
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic, Parish Council Meetings will now be held virtually, using Zoom, until further notice. The next meetings will be held on the following dates:
Annual Parish Meeting:-
March 9th at 6.30pm
Parish Council Meetings:-
9th March 2021 at 7.30pm
13th April 2021 at 7.15pm
14th May 2021 at 7.15pm

Members of the press and public are welcome to attend – please contact the Clerk for meeting access details on 07772 469271 or dickensheathpc@hotmail.com
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