Work is progressing to ease the strain on this junction, especially in the light of the planned HS2 station north of the A45. The work is to create a link from a new junction (5A) on the M42, direct to the A45. For more details see:-https://highwaysengland.co.uk/our-work/west-midlands/m42-junction-6/#latest-updates
Work is well underway on this new link which is intended to relieve pressure on J6 of the M42 and improve access to the NEC and the planned HS2 station. See the website and latest Newsletter at :- https://highwaysengland.co.uk/our-work/west-midlands/m42-junction-6/
During the first lockdown Solihull Libraries took the decision to remove fines for overdue items and earlier this year library fines were permanently removed.
Despite the relaxing of fines, the Libraries service is reminding people that it is still important to return overdue library items to their local libraries so that stock can be made available for other residents.
The Council is considering increasing the flexibility of funding of the Disabled Facilities Grant, which enables adaptations such as widening doors and installing ramps for wheelchair access, adapting a current bathroom or bedroom or providing the means to access a garden safely. Homeowners, private tenants and parents/guardians of disabled children can apply for a grant if the disabled person is living in the property.
One of the three cycle lanes recently authorised by the Council will run between Knowle and Solihull, mainly on the Warwick Rd between Brueton Park and the Wilson Arms, with a spur along Newton Rd ending at Longdon Rd.
There are no details of the route, whether it will be on the roads or separated from the traffic. These are yet to be worked out.