The major scheme to improve the A45/A46 Tollbar End roundabout, A45 Stonebridge Highway and Stivichall Junction is to take another step forward this weekend.
There will be overnight closures on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to allow work to take place to change the road layout. Traffic will be moved from the existing A46 Coventry eastern bypass, southbound carriageway, onto the new southbound slip road to Tollbar End roundabout. The slip road is part of the new interchange.
The work on the southbound carriageway will be carried out between 8pm and 6am. During the overnight closures, traffic will be diverted off the A46 at the ‘TGI’ roundabout onto the A428, then onto the A4082, Allard Way, to the ‘Asda’ roundabout, onto the B4110, London Road before arriving at the Tollbar End roundabout.
Highways Agency project manager Paul Nagra said: “The traffic switch-over is a key milestone for the project. By Monday, drivers will see a significant change to their route through the improvement works. This will help to keep the project on schedule, bringing benefits to drivers and the economy.
“In the coming weeks, there will be a similar change to the road layout, to move traffic from the A45 Stonebridge Highway westbound carriageway onto a new westbound slip road.
“We have planned the work to take place at night, when we know traffic flows are lowest, and are only closing one carriageway at a time to minimise the disruption.
“However, 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.”
When completed, the agency says 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 http://www.highways.gov.uk/a45a46tollbar/ or call the Highways Agency on 0300 123 5000.