Highways England (HE) announced the preferred route for the M42 junction 6 Improvement scheme on the 7th August 2017. A ‘modified’ version of Option One has been agreed upon. Further consultations will be held in both Hampton-ion-Arden and Catherine-de-Barnes in the autumn to explain the outcome in more detail.
However, it should be noted that these improvements will not provide a short cut to Solihull and that drivers will not be able to leave the motorway going southbound or access the motorway going northbound. No work on the junction is expected before 2020. For further details please visit the HE website: http://roads.highways.gov.uk/projects/m42-junction-6-improvement/