A5 Dodwells to Longshoot Widening

The A5 in this area suffers from severe congestion. We need to relieve this congestion and improve traffic flow.

Start date 2024-2025
End date Road Period 3: 2025-2030
Cost £20-£25 million

Latest updates

  • 21 August 2020

    Start of works moves to 2024-25

    We’re committed to starting work on the A5 Dodwells to Longshoot widening scheme in this roads period. We are currently progressing development of the A5 corridor study and assessing the feasibility of A5 Dodwells to Longshoot to ensure this fully aligns with the evolving A5 Hinckley to Tamworth proposal. This means our scheduled start of work has moved to 2024-25.

  • 30 November 2018

    Technical surveys

    During the next 6 to 12 months we will be undertaking a number of technical surveys. These surveys will assist with commencing the proposed design.

Project information


We are widening the current section of single carriageway between Dodwells roundabout and the Longshoot junction into a dual carriageway. We are also building a shared foot/cycleway to the south side of the carriageway. We plan to start work in 2020/21 subject to Land Purchase, however we’ll start design work this year to determine an appropriate option for the scheme. 

The aims of the scheme are to:

  • relieve congestion and improve traffic flow
  • improve safety for all road users


Traffic information

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

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