The A46 is a strategic link between the East and West Midlands, connecting Coventry and Warwickshire to the motorway network. The scheme is part of the government’s £15.2bn road investment strategy, involving work to both Binley and Walsgrave junctions.
Highways England will progress with Binley first, helping to improve traffic flows at this important junction.
As part of the plans for Binley the A46 dual carriageway will become a flyover with connections via slip roads. Local traffic will continue to use the revised roundabout layout with access in place to and from the A46. This will separate local traffic connecting on to and using the A428 from through-traffic, so that drivers on the A46 no longer need to slow down for a roundabout as they do now, therefore improving traffic flow. The work will also incorporate improvements to the existing footway and cycle path.
Highways England project manager, Malcolm Mitson, said:
This work will help alleviate congestion at this busy junction and improve journey times for motorists. As well as improving the flow of traffic, safety will be improved by separating local traffic from long-distance and business traffic.
The scheme will take approximately two years to complete, with construction starting no later than March 2020 and opening to traffic in 2022.
During the work, Highways England will minimise disruption to road users, local communities and the environment.
People attending the exhibitions will be able to see plans of the proposals, find out more about the scheme and ask questions of the project team.
The events will take place as follows:
- Friday 17 February, 1pm to 8pm Community Centre, Warwickshire Shopping Park, Coventry, CV3 2SB
- Saturday 18 February, 10am to 4pm Binley Woods Village Hall, Rugby Road, Binley Woods, Coventry, CV3 2AX
Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.
Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.