West Midlands - Maintenance schemes

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We’re planning to work along the A38 between the A50 and the A5 south of Lichfield. The work includes resurfacing, drainage upgrades and bridge repairs. We’ll start in April 2020 and expect to finish by spring 2021.

During the work, we’ll close sections of the A38 overnight at various locations. We’ll put road signs in place ahead of any closures. We’ll also issue a weekly email bulletin to advise of upcoming road closures and the planned diversion routes. If you would like to receive this bulletin, please email: noreplyA38WMids@highwaysengland.co.uk

To provide feedback regarding our work or the information that we have provided you now have the facility to ‘have your say’ by using the following link.

During the closures we provide signed diversion routes. They have been agreed by the relevant local authority.

 

We’ll be resurfacing the A449 and A40 from the A449 Travellers Rest roundabout to the A40 Wilton roundabout. The work has been identified following the deterioration of the carriageway. The work will also include the repainting of road markings and replacing road studs. The newly resurfaced road will provide a smoother and safer surface for users, and will extend the life of the road whilst minimising the need for future maintenance. 

The work will be carried out overnight, Monday to Friday. We’ll also deliver the work in phases to reduce disruption to our customers.

If you’d like to be kept up to date with future works along the A449/A40, please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing noreplyA49WMids@highwaysengland.co.uk.

We’d also encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage to ensure the safety of those working on site and fellow road users. 

We will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum. 

Diversion route

We’ll be required to carry out some routine maintenance works to the A45. The section of road we’ll be working at is located on the flyover above Stivichall Interchange. This will include replacing the parapet which is the protective steel wall that runs alongside the flyover. At the same time, we’ll be replacing the joints located within the bridge deck. The completed work will ensure the integrity of the structure is maintained, and the steel wall at the side of the flyover is fit for purpose.

We’ll work overnight, Monday to Friday. To reduce disruption to our customers, the work will be delivered in phases using a combination of lane closures and full carriageway closures. Whilst operating under full carriageway closures, we’d request that road users follow the signed diversion at the side of the road. In order to keep the A45 open throughout the day, we’ll be required to install a lane 1 closure and temporary safety barrier. This has been designed to protect the road user from a site of work. All the diversions have been approved by the local authority, and are minimal impact to the road user.

Our planned road works may be subject to change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. We’ll notify you by using the black and yellow signs at the side of the road should there be any change to the programme.

We’d also encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage to ensure the safety of those working on site and fellow road users. 

We will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum. 

We’ll be replacing the existing directional signs along the A46 on both the northbound and southbound carriageways. The completed work will ensure there is clearer, more visible signage, whilst adhering to current standards. This will also reduce the need for any future maintenance to the signs at this location.

The majority of our work will be carried out throughout the day. Our traffic management will include lane closures and 2-way temporary lights. However, there will be three overnight closures to the southern half of the gyratory at Marraway roundabout in order to complete work at this location.

We’d also encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage to ensure the safety of those working on site and fellow road users. 

We will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum. 

We’ll be resurfacing the A46 between Grafton and Ashton Underhill, and Hinton Cross to the A46/A4184 roundabout. The work has been identified following the deterioration of the carriageway. We’ll also be replacing the road markings and road studs. The completed work will provide a smoother surface and safer road, including clearer road markings.

The work will be carried out overnight, Monday to Friday. We’ll also deliver the work in phases to reduce disruption to our customers. A reduced speed limit of 40mph will be enforced when running on a temporary surface.

Please be aware that Severn Trent Water will be working to install a new sewer main just off Teddington Hands roundabout. To install the main, the A46 will remain closed throughout a full weekend closure. A contingency shift for the following weekend has also been allocated, if required.

We’d also encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage to ensure the safety of those working on site and fellow road users.
We will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum.

We need to complete additional work to the drainage between Leek Wootton and the M40 J15. Our drainage assets require more work than we originally thought. Continuing with the works now whilst we’re already on site will reduce the need to return at a later date. This will also enable us to continue with our programme of works which includes resurfacing the A46 northbound next year.

To be kept up to date with the progress of our works on a weekly basis, please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing: noreplyA46WMids@highwaysengland.co.uk

We’ll be carrying out some maintenance work to the drains along the A46. The work has been identified following issues with surface water building up on the carriageway. The repairs have been designed to prevent the carriageway from flooding, and to help remove any standing water as quickly as possible. During this time, we’ll be repairing the pipework, replacing damaged ironworks and carrying out any other maintenance work associated with our drainage assets. We may also be required to clear small amounts of vegetation from the drainage ditches at the side of the road. Once complete, this will ensure the drainage systems are working as efficiently as possible. This will also mitigate the need for future maintenance.

The A46 Warwick Bypass Drainage Scheme will be carried out using a combination of lane closures and full carriageway closures. Throughout this time, our traffic management will be in place, at different times, from Leek Wottoon roundabout to the M40 junction 15. During closures a fully signed diversion will be in place.

This work will be carried out overnight, Monday to Friday.

We’d also encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage to ensure the safety of those working on site and fellow road users.
We will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum.

We’ll be replacing the concrete pedestrian footbridge with a prefabricated steel bridge. Work has been identified as the footbridge no longer meets the requirements in accordance with current standards. To complete the work, we’ll be required to remove the concrete footbridge, which will then make way for the installation of the new steel bridge. The upgrade will extend the life of the bridge, whilst minimising the need for future maintenance.

We’ll work throughout the day, Monday to Friday. We may also need to work the occasional Saturday and Sunday if required.

To remove the bridge safely, we’ll require a full weekend closure of the A46. The closure will be in place from Friday evening to Monday morning, between the junction of the A46/A452, and the A46/Stoneleigh Road. The closure will also see the installation of a temporary safety barrier.

We’ll then continue with enabling works which are designed to make way for the installation of the new steel bridge. During this time, we’ll have a permanent lane 1 closure, 24/7, both northbound and southbound, between the junction of the A46/A452, and the A46/Stoneleigh Road.

The installation of the new light weight steel prefabricated bridge, will take place under a full carriageway closure of the A46 between the junction of the A46/A452, and the A46/Stoneleigh Road. We’d request that anyone wishing to be kept up to date with the progress of the works, and for further updates surrounding the installation of the bridge to subscribe to our bulletin. Please email noreplyA46WMids@highwaysenlgand.co.uk to be added to our mailing list.

Alternative pedestrian access can be found across the A46 by using either Crewe Lane or Rocky Lane.

Our planned road work may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. Where possible, we will notify you if there are any changes to the schedule using black and yellow signs on the roadside.

Diversion routes

Motorway diversion route

Non-motorway diversion route

We’ve identified 6 sites along the A46 between Teddington Hands roundabout and the junction of Back Lane, where we will be installing equipment to capture energy to power future technology. The aim of this technology is to help inform you about your journey times, road conditions and improve safety, which will allow you to plan your journey better or select alternative routes.

We will work overnight, Monday to Friday. The work will be delivered in phases, and this first phase will concentrate on the delivery of the main groundworks. We will then return to install the masts and technology within a separate phase.

Each site will be constructed using 2-way temporary traffic lights along the A46.

We’ll be repainting the road markings and replacing the road studs on the A46. The work will be carried out on the northbound and southbound carriageway between the M6 junction 2, and Tollbar Island. We’ll be excluding Binley Wood roundabout, and 600 metres either side due to the planned Binley junction improvements. The completed work will make the road safer through clearer markings and road studs for road users.

To reduce disruption to our customers, the work will be delivered in phases. The work will be carried out overnight, Monday to Friday.

We would also request that anyone wishing to be kept up to date with future work along the A46, and to be included within our A46 West Midlands traffic management bulletin, please email noreplyA46WMids@highwaysengland.co.uk.

We encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage to ensure the safety of those working on site and fellow road users.

We will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum.

Diversion routes

We’ll be repainting the road markings and replacing the road studs along the A49 between the Roman Road and Hope under Dinmore. The completed work will make the road safer through clearer markings and road studs for road users.

We will also resurface the A49 St Marys Church lay-by which has clear signs of deterioration. Work will include repainting the road markings and replacing the road studs. The resurfaced lay-by will ensure a smoother, quieter and safer road.

We will work overnight, Monday to Friday.

Diversion route

We originally planned to complete the work earlier this year, but further maintenance issues were discovered which delayed the work and this was further held up by the pandemic lockdown.

We are creating a safer tunnel by upgrading the emergency communications and fire suppression system. We will also be replacing the panelling inside the tunnel as it has reached the end of its serviceable life.

To complete the work we will need to close the tunnel overnight Sunday – Thursday. Our traffic counts indicate these are the best days to work to minimise impact to the road user. During the day we will keep the tunnel open as usual but a restricted speed limit will be in place.

During the closures we will provide a signed diversion route using the exit slip to the roundabout and down the entry slip.

During the work access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.

We’d also encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage to ensure the safety of those working on site and fellow road users.

We will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum.

Diversion route

 

We’re planning to carry out repairs to the Shelton New Road bridge over the A500 following an over height vehicle hitting the bridge. This will ensure that the bridge will return to full strength.

During the work we will need to close the A500 southbound and the B5045 over the bridge.

We’ll also need to keep some restrictions on the B5045 during the day although we will keep at least one lane open in each direction.

During the closures a signed diversion route will be in place which has been agreed by the relevant local authorities. Our dates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

We’d also encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage to ensure the safety of those working on site and fellow road users.

We will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum.

Diversion route

We’re planning to reinstate M5 junction 4A to its intended layout. We’ll be resurfacing as well as renewing the road markings and reflective studs. This will return the junction to full capacity and help the flow of traffic. The work will also provide a smoother and safer surface for your journeys.

To complete the work we’ll use 2 phases of overnight closures.

First, we’ll need to close the link road between the M42 southbound to the M5 northbound. The M5 northbound will remain open during the work with a lane closure to protect the workforce.

Then we’ll need to close the M5 northbound between junction 5 and junction 4 as well as the link road between the M42 southbound to the M5 northbound

The M5 southbound will remain open during the work. The M5 and M42 will both be open as normal during the day.

During the closures signed diversion routes will be in place which have been agreed with Worcestershire County Council. Our dates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

We’d also encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage to ensure the safety of those working on site and fellow road users. 

We will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum. 

Diversion route

We’re upgrading the lighting on the M5 from J1- 4A. We’re replacing the old lighting with new LED lighting that are more energy efficient whilst also requiring less maintenance meaning less disruption to road users in future. The lighting has already been replaced in the areas we have been completing concrete repairs on the Oldbury viaduct, between junctions 1 and 2.

We’ll complete our work Monday to Friday between 21:00 and 6:00. We will keep 2 lanes open whilst we complete the majority of our work between junction 1 and junction 4A. We will only have cones in place in the area where we are working at that time. We intend to start at junction 4A and move north along the M5.

We will need to close the slip roads for 1 night each slip at different times to replace the lights in these areas. We’ll work overnight Monday to Friday.

During the slip road closures we provide signed diversion routes. They have been agreed by the relevant local authority.

We’re planning to repair joints and resurface the M6 between junction 6 and junction 7. This will ensure that the road is safer through a smoother surface and clearer road markings.

We’ll complete our work Monday to Saturday between 9pm and 6am. Most of our work will be completed whilst keeping the M6 open but we will need to close the M6 for a few nights in either direction and close some of the slip roads at junction 6 on different dates.

During the closures a signed diversion route will be in place which has been agreed by the relevant local authorities. Our dates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

We’d also encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage to ensure the safety of those working on site and fellow road users. We will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum.

Diversion route

 

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