Resurfacing works at the A46 roundabout with the A452 near Kenilworth

27 April 2012 10:51

Highways Agency   (West Midlands)

Road users will benefit from safer driving conditions as a result of works to resurface the carriageway and replace road signs at the A46 roundabout with the A452 near Kenilworth which are due to start in May.

The work, which will also include an upgrade of pedestrian crossings at the location, is due to start on 7 May and will take approximately four weeks to complete. All activity will take place overnight between 10pm and 6am to minimise impact on road users.

During the works there will be overnight closures of all slips to and from the roundabout to the A46. The slip roads will not be closed at the same time to ensure easy access to alternative routes. One lane of the A46 will also be closed overnight during the work. All closures and associated diversion routes will be clearly signposted in advance.

Further information is available from the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000 or email ha_info@highways.gsi.gov.uk.

Notes to editors


Issued by the Highways Agency. For further information please contact Jo Carroll on 0121 421 8867 or 07833 049 390. Media enquiries out of hours should be made to the Highways Agency National Press Office (24hrs) on 020 7081 7443.

1. The Highways Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Transport. We manage, maintain and improve England’s motorways and other strategic roads on behalf of the Secretary of State.

2. For the Highways Agency’s advice to road users this winter, “Make time for winter”, please visit www.highways.gov.uk/winter

3. Maintenance and improvement projects: We plan maintenance and improvement projects carefully to allow road works to be completed safely, in a cost effective way while keeping disruption to road users to a minimum. We do as much work as possible overnight and when roads are less busy in order to keep more lanes open for road users at peak travel times. Drivers are advised to check their route for road works and allow extra time for their journeys where needed. We have a variety of journey planning tools that road users can use to check travel conditions on the roads we manage, and we will do all we can to keep road users informed.

4. Safety at roadworks: The Highways Agency is working with the industry and road users to reduce the risks of working on the roads. For the safety of road workers and all road users, when you are approaching roadworks:

- Keep within the speed limit – it is there for your safety.

- Get into the correct lane in good time – don’t keep switching.

- Concentrate on the road ahead, not the roadworks.

- Be alert for works’ traffic leaving or entering roadworks.

- Keep a safe distance – there could be queues in front.

- Observe all signs – they are there to help you.

5. Real-time traffic information for England’s motorways and other strategic roads is available:

- From the web at www.highways.gov.uk/traffic or www.highways.gov.uk/mobile if using a phone or mobile device.

- By phone from the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000 at any time. (Calls to 0300 numbers will cost no more than 5p per minute from a standard BT residential landline. Call charges from other landlines and mobile networks may vary, but will be no more than a standard geographic call and will be included in all inclusive minutes and discount schemes). Make sure it’s safe and legal before you call. Before using any mobile, find a safe place to park. Never stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway except in an emergency.

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Issued by the Highways Agency. For further information please contact Jo Carroll on 0121 421 8867 or 07833 049 390. Media enquiries out of hours should be made to the Highways Agency National Press Office (24hrs) on 020 7081 7443.

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