Press release

Overnight carriageway closures on the A45 Stonebridge Highway near Coventry

As part of the Highways Agency's £106m investment to improve the A45/A46 Tollbar End roundabout, A45 Stonebridge Highway and Stivichall Junction, four overnight carriageway closures are required next week.

On Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 August, the 1.5 mile section of the eastbound A45 Stonebridge Highway, between Tollbar and Stivichall roundabouts, will close from 8pm until 6am the following morning.

On Thursday 28 August and Friday 29 August, the westbound section of the same road will close from 8pm until 6am the following morning.

The closures are to allow work on the carriageway to install drainage and service crossings in preparation for street lighting.

Project Manager for the Highways Agency, Paul Nagra, said:

This essential work can only be done safely by closing the carriageway. As there is less traffic overnight, we’ll be doing the closure 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.

Diversions will be in place for both closures:

For the eastbound closures, traffic will be diverted onto the A444, then the B4082 and finally the B4110, London Road. Traffic will join the A45 at the junction of the London Road with Tollbar End roundabout, where the diversion ends.

For the westbound closures, traffic will be diverted at the junction of the A45 and Tollbar End roundabout onto the B4110, London Road, the B4082 and then onto the A444. Traffic will join the A45 at the junction of the A444 and the 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 call the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

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.