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We’re planning to carry out resurfacing to the A5112 approach to the A5 Bayston Hill roundabout and also the dedicated lane to join the A5 eastbound. We will also renew the road markings while we are doing the resurfacing. This will ensure that the surface is smoother and safer through clearer road markings.

We’ll complete our work at night between 8pm and 6am. During the work we will need to close the A5112 southbound between Meole Brace Retail Park and the Bayston Hill roundabout.

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

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 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 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 Coventry Eastbound Bypass to Stivichall Interchange Scheme will be carried out using a combination of lane closures and slip closures. Throughout this time, our traffic management will be in place, at different times, from Leek Wootton roundabout to Stivichall Interchange. This will also include the A46 from Walsgrave to Binley. During closures, a fully signed diversion will be in place.

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 Wootton 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 request that anyone wishing to be kept up to date with future works along the A46, please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing noreplyA46WMids@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.

A46 Warwick Drainage Bypass - Diversion routes

Please note: There are different diversion routes for each phase of the project. In the map below, please click on the 'view larger map' option in the top-right-hand corner of the map. This will then display a list of the phases, where you can choose the correct diversion route.

 

A46 Coventry Eastbound Bypass to Festival roundabout - Diversion routes

Please note: There are different diversion routes for each phase of the project. In the map below, please click on the 'view larger map' option in the top-right-hand corner of the map. This will then display a list of the phases, where you can choose the correct diversion route.

 

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 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.

To complete the remaining work to the A49 Ashford Bowdler junction improvements, there will be a final week of overnight closures- Monday to Friday. This will allow us to finish the drainage and pedestrian footpath works, including landscaping and road markings. Throughout the closures, a fully signed diversion will be in place.

Access will be maintained for business and properties in Ashford Bowdler at all times.

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’re planning to complete some resurfacing on A49 between Ashton village and the OK Diner roundabout at Leominster. This will provide a smoother surface with clearer road markings ensuring safer journeys for all road users. We will also be replacing some kerbing as well as drainage work.

The work will be take place overnight between the hours of 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday. We will need to close the A49 between Woofferton and the OK Diner roundabout to complete the work.

Work will take place in 2 phases. During the first phase we will work between Ashton and the OK Diner (A44) roundabout. During the second phase we will keep the A49 open using traffic lights but restrict access from the A44 from Leominster.

During the closures we will provide signed diversion routes which have been agreed by the relevant local authorities.

Diversion route

We’re planning to resurface the A49 between the leisure centre and Overton. This will ensure that the road is safer through a smoother surface and clearer road markings. We will also be renewing the technology at the pedestrian crossing and completing some other general maintenance to reduce the need for further closures.

We’ll complete our work Monday to Friday using night time closures between 8pm and 6am. We’ll keep the roundabouts open for local traffic during our A49 closures. We will also do some work during the day time using stop/go boards.

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 carry out resurfacing on the A49 at Marshbrook. We’ll also be doing work on the drains and renewing the road markings and reflective studs. This will provide a smoother and safer surface as you travel along the A49.

We’ll also take advantage of the closures of the A49 to do some work on the surface at Longnor. This will mean we don’t need to close the A49 again and impact road users and residents on multiple occasions.

We will complete all work overnight when traffic is lower to reduce the impact on road users and the local economy.

We’ll complete our work Monday to Friday between 8pm and 6am. During the work we will need to close the A49 in both directions between Marshbrook and Little Stretton.

Between 16-18 September we’ll also close the A49 in both direction between Dorrington and Longnor to complete our work in that area. We may need to restrict speed limits during the day when running on a temporary surface.

Access to properties within our closures will be maintained by vehicle escort. If your property is not within the closure you will not be allowed to pass through the work.

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.

Cost: £639,205

Diversion route

We’re planning to complete some resurfacing on A49 between OK Diner roundabout at Leominster and the A49 Marlbrook. This will provide a smoother surface with clearer road markings ensuring safer journeys for all road users. We will also be replacing some kerbing as well as drainage work.

The work will be completed at night between the hours of 20:00 and 6:00. Our days of work will be Monday to Friday. The work will be done in 2 phases with a combination of night time full carriageway closures and daytime convoy working. We will resurface the A49 between Marlbrook and the A44 Worcester Road roundabout and then go on to resurface up to the OK Diner roundabout. We will also be repairing and upgrading drainage along this route.

We will return to apply the surface dressing using daytime, mobile work which will allow the road to stay open while we work. We will also need to apply the road markings using full closures once this has finished. To inform you of these dates we will use the A49 TM Bulletin and advise local parish and town councils. If you wish to receive these bulletins, then please email noreplyA49WMids@highwaysengland.co.uk and ask to be included in the A49 TM Bulletin.

During the closures a signed diversion route will be in place which has been agreed by the relevant local authorities. Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles throughout the closures. 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’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

Works to resurface sections of the A49, including repainting road markings and replacing road studs. To reduce disruption, the work will be completed within a combined package of schemes. The completed work will extend the life of the road, whilst providing a safer, smoother and quieter road, including more visible road markings.

We will work overnight, Monday to Friday.

To minimise disruption, the work will be delivered within phases. Due to this, we will be operating soft closures at both the A40 Wilton roundabout, and at the junction of A49/A417. The soft closure will be unmanned, and will include signage to advise the road ahead is closed. Access will be maintained for frontages, and access along the A49 up to where our work is taking place. We will then have a hard closure in place. If access is required to either residences and premises within the hard closure, we will provide access via escorted services. A holding area will be set up to hold vehicles until they can be safely escorted through the works.

Customers will need to utilise the diversion route as access will not be granted through the works. Emergency vehicles will have access through the works. Footway marshals will facilitate footway access during the works.

Our planned road work may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Diversion route - motorway diversion

Diversion route - non-motorway diversion

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. This work will reduce the level of future maintenance required, reducing the amount of future delays on the A50.

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 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.

An overnight closure will take place on the M42 Junction 10 to 9 on the southbound carriageway on Sunday 30 August from 9:30pm until 5.30am on 31 August 2020.

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. 

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’ll be repainting the road markings and replacing the road studs on the M5 junction 5 A38 roundabouts. The work has been identified as the road markings are faded and not clearly visible in places. The completed work will make the road safer through clearer markings and road studs for road users. This will also reduce the need for future maintenance.

The 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.

Diversion route

Please note: There are different diversion routes for each phase of the project. In the map below, please click on the 'view larger map' option in the top-right-hand corner of the map. This will then display a list of the phases, where you can choose the correct diversion route.

 

We’ll be resurfacing the M5 junction 7 northbound entry slip. 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 resurfaced exit slip will provide a smoother and safer surface for road 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’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

 

There will be resurfacing works carried out along the M5 southbound on the River Avon bridge, between junction 8 and junction 9. The work has been identified following the deterioration of the carriageway. At the same time, we’ll be replacing the bridge joints located within the bridge deck above Tewkesbury Road.

The combined repairs will reduce the need for any future maintenance to the bridge itself, whilst extending the life of the road once resurfaced.

We’ll work 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. 

For up to date details of closures please check the Travel Updates page.

Diversion route

We’re repairing the bridges on the M50 between J1 and J2. The bridges we’re working on include the Queens Arms, Pendock Sledge and Bury Court. Work has been identified following structural inspections, which confirmed that repair works were needed to restore the capacity of the bridges. The repaired work will extend the lifespan of the bridges.

The M50 remains operational as a single lane in both directions between J1 and J2, with a mandatory 50mph speed limit in place.

The Queens Arms, Pendock Sledge and Bury Court bridges are all operational as a single running lane with 2-way temporary traffic lights.

Due to the nature and extent of the repairs, we will be required to close the M50 at times, along with the Queens Arms, Pendock Sledge and Bury Court.

We will be resurfacing lane 1 of the M6 between junction 11A and junction 12 both northbound and southbound. This work will create a smoother, safer surface and will reduce the need for future maintenance as we will be repairing the foundations as well as the surface of the road.

The work will be completed overnight. Our days of work will be between Monday to Friday. We will need to reduce the M6 to 1 lane between junction 11A and junction 12 while we are working. We will also need to close the M6 southbound between junction 12 and junction 11 for 3 nights. Please check the signs at the side of the road for the exact dates.

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

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 resurface junction 12 of the M6. This will ensure that the junction is safer through a smoother surface and clearer road markings.

We will complete all work overnight when there is less traffic to reduce the impact on road users and the local economy. We’ll complete our work Monday to Friday between 8:30pm and 6am.

We’ll need to close the junction in 4 phases as follows:

  • Phase 1: east half of the junction closed including the southbound slip roads and access to and from the A5 east of the junction
  • Phase 2: west half of the junction closed including the northbound slip roads and access to and from the A5 west of the junction
  • Phase 3: east half of the junction closed including the southbound slip roads and access to and from the A5 east of the junction
  • Phase 4: west half of the junction closed including the northbound slip roads and access to and from the A5 west of the junction

The M6 will not be affected during our work.

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.

Diversion route

Please note: There are different diversion routes for each phase of the project. In the map below, please click on the 'view larger map' option in the top-right-hand corner of the map. This will then display a list of the phases, where you can choose the correct diversion route.

 

We will be resurfacing targeted areas of the M6 between junction 4 and 5 northbound as well as renewing technology sites. This will provide a smoother surface and keep journeys moving through ensuring our technology is providing us with the correct up to date information.

To complete the work we will need to use overnight closures of the M6 northbound between junction 4 and 6. We will also need to close the link roads between M42 and the M6 northbound.

We will work Monday to Friday 10pm to 6am./p>

The M6 southbound will not be affected by our work.

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

Please note: There are different diversion routes for this project. In the map below, please click on the 'view larger map' option in the top-right-hand corner of the map. This will then display a list of the various diversion routes, where you can choose the one that you need.

 

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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