Press release

Road users advised of overnight closures on M69 near Coventry

The Highways Agency will be carrying out overnight drainage and road marking work on the M69 near Coventry from Monday 7 April.


The work will affect both carriageways of the M69 between junction 1 and the interchange with the M6 junction 2 and will be carried out in two phases.

The drainage scheme will be carried out from 7 to 22 April under hard shoulder and lane one closures of the northbound carriageway while the road markings will require a total overnight closure from 22 to 25 April on the northbound carriageway and from 26 to 30 April on the southbound.

All work will be carried out 10pm to 6am Monday to Thursday and 9pm to 6am on Fridays.

Highways Agency project manager Purnima Kaul said:

Improving the drainage at this location means there will no longer be a problem with standing water during heavy rain while the new road markings will improve visibility of lanes in the dark or bad weather.

To carry out this work we will need to close either lanes or the complete carriageway, but to minimise disruption there will be no work during the Easter weekend between the two sets of work.

During the closures traffic will be diverted from M6 junction 2 southbound along the M6 to junction 1, on to the A426 and the A5 to join the M69 at junction 1, or vice versa.

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 March 2014