A46 Coventry junctions upgrade

The A46 is a strategic link between the East and West Midlands, connecting Coventry and Warwickshire to the motorway network. Current congestion levels are having a serious effect on communities and businesses and could constrain future development in the area

Start date 23 March 2020
End date Spring 2022 (Binley only)
Cost £61.4m (Binley only)

Latest updates

  • 25 September 2020

    Main phase of works starting at Binley junction

    In preparation for the main start of works in Autumn 2020, we will begin to install some narrow lanes in October. The first of these will be in place on the southbound A46  between the Walsgrave and Binley islands. Further installations on the remaining sections of the scheme will  be undertaken  in early November. These will allow us to begin the first phase of the junction upgrade project, which promises to transform stop-start journeys for commuters and give a welcome economic boost to communities across the region.

    A fly-through film has been produced to show how the upgraded junction at Binley may look:

  • 07 September 2020

    Virtual construction information event – Wednesday and Thursday 16 and 17 September 2020

    On Wednesday 16 September and Thursday 17 September 2020 we will be holding a virtual information event in advance of main construction work starting early in October 2020. The event, hosted online (using Microsoft Teams), will give you the chance to find out more about the scheme, what traffic management will look like and ask questions via a live chat feature.

    The room will be open from 5pm to 7pm each evening and there will be someone available to answer your questions.

    To get involved, please forward your interest to - A46CoventryJcns@highwaysengland.co.uk by 3:30pm on Tuesday 15 September 2020 and we will provide a link for you to enter the event.

  • 18 June 2020

    Binley woods - permission granted

    The Secretary of State for Transport has given permission for the A46 Coventry junctions upgrade at Binley Woods to proceed with the upgrade work set to start in the coming months.

    This is great news as it means we can start improvement work to this important strategic route. Currently, congestion and journey reliability issues are a significant constraint to future investment and economic growth in Coventry and Warwickshire. The junction is a cause of severe congestion at peak times and delays along the A46 which means motorists travelling along the road suffer from stop-start journeys. The current junction does not have sufficient capacity to accommodate predicted traffic growth beyond 2020 if we do not act.

    The plans for the Binley junction will see the A46 dual carriageway become a flyover that will separate local traffic from using the A46 itself. This will mean that drivers staying on the A46 will not need to slow down for the roundabout, while also improving traffic flows for local businesses nearby. The design will also include improvements to the existing footways for pedestrians and cycle paths.

    We’ve been carrying out essential utility works to gas and telecommunications equipment around the junction since March 2020 in readiness for the Order being granted. This work will continue throughout the summer until the major construction development begins in autumn 2020.

    Further details on the Order, Secretary of State Decision Letter, Recommendation Report, and Notification of decision letter can be found in the 'Highways Act 1980' section below.

Project information

Binley junction

The Secretary of State for Transport has given permission for the A46 Coventry junctions upgrade at Binley Woods to proceed with the upgrade work set to start in the coming months.

The plans for the Binley junction will see the A46 dual carriageway become a flyover that will separate local traffic from using the A46 itself. This will mean that drivers staying on the A46 will not need to slow down for the roundabout, while also improving traffic flows for local businesses nearby. The design will also include improvements to the existing footways for pedestrians and cycle paths.

We’re developing options for the Walsgrave junction. When developing options, we need to ensure that the design meets the needs of road users and the community, whilst providing value for money.

The aims of the scheme are to:

  • improve safety
  • support the growing economy
  • support the smooth flow of traffic
  • increase capacity
  • relieve congestion

Documents

Traffic information

Information about scheduled roadworks and events on our motorways and major roads.

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