Press release

Overnight slip road closures on A45/A46 Tollbar End scheme near Coventry

Road users are advised there will be two overnight slip road closures at the Stivichall Roundabout as part of the Highways Agency’s ongoing improvement work on the A45/A46 Tollbar End scheme near Coventry in the New Year.

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From 8pm on Monday 5 January to 6am the following morning the A45 eastbound entry slip road will be closed while the following night between the same times the A45 westbound exit slip road will be shut.

Highways Agency Assistant Project Manager Tristan Hall said:

The closures will enable us to install new traffic management measures. The closure of the eastbound entry slip road will also see safety barriers installed along the slip road which will remain in place for approximately six months while we build retaining walls and embankments and realign the slip road.

The closure of the westbound exit slip road will see the existing traffic management altered but this is not expected to affect traffic flow and will allow us to continue joining together the road bridges as part of the widening of the A45.

During the closure on the night of Monday 5 January traffic will be diverted around Stivichall roundabout westbound along the A45 to B4113 St Martin’s Road roundabout and back eastbound down the A45 across Stivichall roundabout overbridge.

The following night, traffic will be diverted further along the A45 westbound towards Birmingham to the roundabout junction with B4113 St Martin’s Road and returning on the A45 eastbound to Stivichall.

Road users are advised to allow extra time for their journeys and take care driving through the works the following mornings while they get used to the new layouts.

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; Facebook page, 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 24 December 2014