Overnight closures on the Stonebridge Highway for improvement works

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

On Monday September 22 and 23, the 1.5 mile section of the A45 Stonebridge Highway westbound carriageway between Tollbar and Stivichall roundabouts will close from 8pm until 6am the following morning.

The closures are to allow cutting of the edge of the carriageway in preparation for joining up with the new road.

During the overnight closures, westbound traffic on the A45 Stonebridge Highway will be diverted 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. The diversion routes will be clearly signed.

While the work is being undertaken, the temporary safety barrier protecting the workforce from traffic will need to be removed. Closure of the carriageway is therefore needed to protect the workforce.

Senior project manager for the Highways Agency, Anthony Johnson, said: “This essential work can only be done safely by closing the carriageway. 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.”