Press release

A45/A46 Tollbar End scheme near Coventry - Two overnight carriageway closures on the A45 Stonebridge Highway

As part of the Highways Agency’s £106 million investment to improve the A45/A46 Tollbar End roundabout, A45 Stonebridge Highway and Stivichall Junction, two overnight carriageway closures are required in the coming week.


On Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 September, the 1.5 mile section of the A45 Stonebridge Highway westbound carriageway between Tollbar and Stivichall roundabouts will close from 8pm until 6am the following morning.

The closures are to allow cutting of the edge of the carriageway in preparation for joining up with the new road. While the work is being undertaken, the temporary safety barrier protecting the workforce from traffic will need to be removed. Closure of the carriageway is therefore needed to protect the workforce.

Senior Project Manager for the Highways Agency, Anthony Johnson, said:

This essential work can only be done safely by closing the carriageway. As there is less traffic overnight, we’ll be doing the closures then, but we still advise motorists to allow extra time for their journeys on these dates. The diversion routes may be unfamiliar to some drivers so we urge them to take extra care, and to drive safely.

During the overnight closures, westbound traffic on the A45 Stonebridge Highway will be diverted at the junction of A45 and Tollbar roundabout onto the B4110 London Road, then onto the A4082 and onto the A444. Traffic will join the A45 at the junction of the A444 and A45 where the diversion ends. The diversion routes will be clearly signed.

When completed, the Tollbar scheme will improve capacity, journey times and safety. Around 45 percent of traffic will be taken from the Tollbar roundabout onto the new underpass. Access to local businesses and Coventry Airport will also be improved, as will pedestrian access at the roundabout.

To find out more about the A45/A46 Tollbar End Junction improvements visit the scheme’s website or Facebook page.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

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

Published 18 September 2014