A46 Strategic Link Road

Status

£1.25m funding in place for business case development.

Work commences

To be confirmed, subject to completion of statutory processes

Authorities involved

  • Warwickshire County Council
  • Coventry City Council
  • Warwick District Council
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Department for Transport

Summary

The A46 Strategic Link Road aims to improve accessibility to the University of Warwick and the surrounding Business Parks and other employment areas through the provision of a new road linking the A46 at Stoneleigh Junction with Westwood Heath. It will also help reduce the inappropriate use of minor roads such as Crackley Lane for traffic wishing to access the University and surrounding area.

Next steps and public engagement

The next steps for the A46 Strategic Link Road Scheme have been identified.

Issues and options consultation

Warwickshire County Council and key strategic partners are currently assessing all the evidence as to the current and future transport challenges on the highway network between the A46 and A45 Stonebridge Island. It will be undertaking a consultation exercise on the transport issues, and potential options for addressing them.

The project board will be in a position to set out a short list of scheme options that it believes will address the transport challenges in the area. At this stage it will be possible for local people to provide their views, based on an understanding of how they may be affected by any particular scheme option.

The project board will submit a business case for its preferred option to the Department for Transport (DfT). This business case will include both an economic and environmental assessment, along with identification of the funding required. Depending on the conclusions of the business case, and the availability of funding, the DfT may decide to provide further financial support.