Press release

Public drop-in for A5 Dodwells to Longshoot widening

Opportunity for public to learn more about planned improvements to the A5 Dodwells to Longshoot next weekend.

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Drivers, business owners and local residents near Hinckley and Nuneaton can learn more about planned improvements to the A5 between Dodwells and Longshoot at an exhibition next weekend.

Highways England is holding a public information exhibition to help shape the design for its proposals to widen the current section of single carriageway between Dodwells roundabout and the Longshoot junction to a dual carriageway.

The proposed scheme – expected to start in 2020 – will improve traffic flow, boost safety and support economic growth within the area, and is being delivered as part of a £15 billion government investment in motorways and major A roads by 2021.

Local people can learn more about the plans and give their views at the exhibition, which will take place on Saturday 21 May at the Longshoot public house in Nuneaton.

Kevin Harvey, Highways England service delivery manager, said:

We’re hoping to meet lots of local people during the exhibition, as their views are very important to help us deliver the best improvements possible to this stretch of the A5 on the Leicestershire/Warwickshire border.

I’d like to encourage local people to come along to hear about the proposals in more detail, give their views and ask any questions they may have about the scheme.

The work will complement the recently built improvement schemes at Dodwells and Longshoot junctions.

The exhibition will take place on Saturday 21 May at the Longshoot public house (The Longshoot, Nuneaton, CV11 6JH) between 10.30am and 3pm.

More about the proposals can be found on the scheme webpage.

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 13 May 2016