Overnight closures on Stonebridge Highway

Drivers should allow extra time for journeys
Drivers should allow extra time for journeys
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Three overnight carriageway closures are required this week as part of the Highways Agency’s £106m investment to improve the A45/A46 Tollbar End roundabout and A45 Stonebridge Highway and Stivichall Junction.

The 1.5 mile section of the A45 Stonebridge Highway westbound carriageway from Tollbar to Stivichall roundabouts will close from 8pm until 6am between Thursday October 16 and Saturday October 18 inclusive.

At the same time, lane two of the eastbound carriageway will also be closed to provide a safety zone to protect the workforce.

The closures will allow the installation of ducts for street lighting, as well as surfacing and road marking works.

Following completion of the works, traffic will be switched on to the new section of the A45 Stonebridge Highway.

Project manager for the Highways Agency, Paul Nagra, said: “This essential work can only be done safely by closing the carriageway. Although the work is taking place on the westbound carriageway, we need to also close one lane of the eastbound carriageway in order to ensure the safety of the workforce.

“As there is less traffic overnight, we’ll be doing the closures 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.”

Road users wishing to travel westbound on the A45 Stonebridge Highway should follow the clearly signed local diversion, at the junction of A45 and Tollbar roundabout onto the B4110 London Road, then onto the A4082 and onto the A444.

Traffic will join the A45 at the junction of the A444 and A45 where the diversion ends.