Safety improvement works will be carried out on the A46 Cattle Market, Brownhills and Friendly Farmer roundabouts.
A46 Cattle Market roundabout works will include:
- widening and realignment of the (B6326) Great North Road arm
A46 Brownhills roundabout works will include:
- widening of the A1 northbound exit slip road
- re-profiling of the existing embankment to reduce the slope gradient
A46 Friendly Farmer roundabout works will include:
- reduction of lanes from 4 to 3 on the A46 approach
- re-alignment of the footway on the south east quadrant, which will be changed from a segregated to shared path
We will also introduce full spiral markings to all three roundabouts. This will make it easier for drivers to choose and follow a lane around the roundabout and lead to a reduction in collisions and the disruptions they cause at the junction.
In addition to the above, we will also deliver associated works including resurfacing the roundabouts and immediate approaches, replacing / adding to the High Friction Surfacing, replacing lighting columns / lit signs, updating signage, installing a new drainage system for surface and sub-surface water, renewing footways / cycleways and renewing the landscape within the central islands.
When will the work take place?
The three schemes will be delivered sequentially. Work will start on the Cattle Market roundabout in early January 2019 and all three schemes are scheduled for completion in September 2019.
Please note that all our planned roadworks may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. Please check the Roadworks Finder for information on roadworks.
To minimise inconvenience and disruption to road users we will work overnight Monday to Friday. Some weekend working is required. Over these weekends we will work overnight on Saturdays and Sundays.
How will the work affect traffic?
To maintain a safe environment for our workforce and customers, we will need to use a mixture of lane, road and layby closures. A speed restriction of 40 mph will also be in force until our works are complete.
During full road closures we will put in place fully signed diversion routes, which have been agreed with the Local Authority and make sure access is maintained to all properties.
If you have any questions about this work, please contact our Public Liaison Officer:
Phone: 07596 278260