SP1879 : M42 near Eastcote

taken 4 years ago, near to Eastcote, Solihull, Great Britain

M42 near Eastcote
M42 near Eastcote
A stretch of the southbound M42.

The van on the left is using the hard shoulder legally as an Active Traffic Management (ATM) scheme is in place on this part of the motorway. This allows the hard shoulder to be used as a running lane; its use is controlled by overhead signals on the gantries such as the one ahead.

LinkExternal link M42 Active Traffic Management Scheme
M42 Motorway
The M42 motorway is 55 miles long. The motorway runs north east from the M5 near Bromsgrove to the A42 near Ashby-de-la-Zouch, passing Redditch, Solihull, the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and Tamworth on the way. It was started in 1976 and completed in 1989. It joins the M5, M6, M6 (Toll) and M40 together and bypasses Birmingham.
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Date Taken
Monday, 15 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 19 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Motorway (from Tags)
M42 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1842 7924 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.6513N 1:43.8379W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1849 7931
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Motorway  Hard Shoulder  Active Traffic Management  Signal Gantry  Variable Speed Limit  Motorway Sign  Blue Sign  Direction Sign 

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