A46 proposals to be exhibited

Highways Reporters

An exhibition opens this Friday on Highways England’s plans to upgrade the A46/A428 Binley junction in Coventry.

The A46 is a strategic link between the East and West Midlands, connecting Coventry and Warwickshire to the motorway network and money has been set aside in the government’s £15.2bn road investment strategy for work Binley and Walsgrave junctions.

Highways England project manager Malcolm Mitson said: “This work will help alleviate congestion at this busy junction and improve journey times for motorists. As well as improving the flow of traffic, safety will be improved by separating local traffic from long-distance and business traffic.”

Work is expected to start by March 2020 and will initially focus on Binley where the A46 dual carriageway will become a flyover with connections via slip roads. Local traffic will continue to use the revised roundabout layout with access in place to and from the A46. This will separate local traffic connecting on to and using the A428 from through-traffic, so that drivers on the A46 no longer need to slow down for a roundabout as they do now, therefore improving traffic flow. The work will also incorporate improvements to the existing footway and cycle path.

The scheme will take approximately two years to complete and open to traffic in 2022.

People attending the exhibitions will be able to see plans of the proposals, find out more about the scheme and ask questions of the project team.

An exhibition takes place on February 17 from 1pm to 8pm in the Community Centre, at Warwickshire Shopping Park in Coventry then on February 18 from 10am to 4pm t Binley Woods Village Hall.
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