Press release

Overnight lane closure on the A45/A46 Tollbar End scheme 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, an overnight closure is required next week.

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On Tuesday 19 August, the two mile section of the A46 Coventry Eastern Bypass northbound carriageway, between Tollbar End roundabout and the ‘TGI’ roundabout, will close from 8pm until 6am the following morning, Wednesday 20 August.

The closure is to allow work on the carriageway to install a duct crossing for utility pipes.

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

This essential work can only be done safely by closing the northbound 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.

At Tollbar End roundabout traffic will be diverted onto the B4110 London Road, then at the ‘Asda’ roundabout onto the A4082 towards Binley. At the junction with the A428, traffic will be diverted right onto the A428 until the roundabout at the A46 Coventry Eastern Bypass, where the diversion ends. The diversion route 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 this 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.

Published 14 August 2014