Press release

Overnight closures on A46 Coventry eastern bypass

Essential works on the A46 Coventry eastern bypass in August.

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Drivers are advised that there will be overnight closures on the A46 Coventry Eastern Bypass in August while essential work to raise the level of a stretch of road at Tollbar roundabout is carried out.

The A46 Coventry Eastern Bypass southbound from Binley Woods roundabout towards Tollbar roundabout will be closed overnight from 8pm to 6am from Monday 3 August to Sunday 16 August.

The existing road level needs to be raised in stages to allow enough time for the tarmac to cool down so that the newly laid surface can be open to traffic the following morning.

Around 2,500 tonnes of surfacing material is expected to be laid over the 14 nights.

During the closures, traffic travelling east on the A45 London Road will be switched temporarily onto the westbound carriage as part of a contraflow operation.

Paul Nagra, Highways England project manager, said:

These works are an important step towards the forthcoming traffic switch to the new Eastern Tollbar roundabout over-bridge.

We have planned the closures to take place overnight to minimise disruption and ensure that daytime traffic is not affected. We advise that drivers take extra care through the roadworks and follow the traffic management layouts that will be in place.

During overnight closures, road users will be diverted off the A46 Coventry Eastern Bypass southbound onto the A428 Binley Road. Road users will continue on A428 Binley Road until the junction with A4082 Allard Way, where they will turn left. When arriving at the A4082 Allard Way/B4110 London Road roundabout, they should take the first exit on to B4110 London Road to Tollbar Roundabout where the diversion ends.

The diversion route will be clearly signed. More information can be found on the project pages.

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 31 July 2015