Overnight closure of A46 stretch

The Highways Agency says the work is essential
The Highways Agency says the work is essential

The two-mile section of the A46 Coventry Eastern Bypass northbound carriageway, between Tollbar End roundabout and the ‘TGI’ roundabout, will close from 8pm tonight (Tuesday) until 6am tomorrow.

The closure is to allow work on the carriageway to install a duct crossing for utility pipes.

Highways Agency project manager Paul Nagra said: “This essential work can only be done safely by closing the northbound carriageway. As there is less traffic overnight, we’ll be doing the closure then, but 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.”

At Tollbar End roundabout traffic will be diverted onto the B4110 London Road, then at the ‘Asda’ roundabout onto the A4082 towards Binley. At the junction with the A428, traffic will be diverted right onto the A428 until the roundabout at the A46 Coventry Eastern Bypass, where the diversion ends. The agency says the diversion route will be clearly signed.

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 www.highways.gov.uk.a45a46tollbar or call 0300 123 5000.