Press release

A45 Stonebridge Highway weekend closure for Tollbar scheme

Drivers are advised to allow extra time for their journeys as part of the A45 Stonebridge Highway will be closed for a full weekend as part of the A45/A46 Tollbar End improvement scheme.

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Work on the scheme is progressing well, and the weekend closure is taking place in advance of the opening of the east bridge later this month – another milestone for the scheme.

Contractors for Highways England need to close the eastbound carriageway of the A45 Stonebridge Highway between Stivichall junction and Tollbar roundabout to reconstruct and resurface the slip road on the approach to Tollbar roundabout.

The closure will be in place from 9pm on Friday 10 June until 5am on Monday 13 June. There will be additional overnight closures between 8pm and 6am on Monday 13 June and Tuesday 14 June.

Highways England project manager Paul Nagra said:

Our contractors will be digging out the existing carriageway and reconstructing the road, which is why it is essential that we close this section of the A45.

Completing this work means drivers will be able to enjoy the benefits of a new roundabout layout when the new east bridge opens later this month. Once in place, this new layout will reduce queuing on the approach.

Significant delays are expected, so we’d like to advise people to plan their journeys in advance, consider alternative routes and allow extra time if they need to travel when the road is closed.

The work is part of the A45/A46 Tollbar End improvement scheme, which will increase capacity, improve journey times and boost safety.

During the works, the diversion routes will be clearly signed and there will be additional variable message signs to assist drivers. More information can be found on the scheme web page.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 3 June 2016