Traffic management update – opening of new slip roads – November 2021We continue to make good progress constructing the new A46 Stoneleigh junction scheme and are now planning to begin opening the new slip roads. Further information on the traffic management page.
Track scheme progress with new interactive drone footage
It is now possible to follow the progress we are making on the construction of the A46 Stoneleigh junction scheme through interactive drone footage. This footage, which will be updated regularly, allows the viewer to zoom and pan around the site from different perspectives and track progress by accessing historic footage.
Instructions for use:
- Click on the month to view on left-hand menu
- Click and drag view with mouse to move footage
- Use middle mouse button to zoom in and out
- Click on flashing white circles to change perspective
- To view the latest footage overlaid with an outline of the completed scheme, access “All Visits” on the left-hand menu and navigate to June2021-3-Drawing. Click on “June2021-3-Drawing” and then return to the main viewer by clicking on the large “x”.
If you have any questions or comments on the interactive drone footage, please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Award of Main Works Contract for A46 Stoneleigh Junction Scheme
Warwickshire County Council and key strategic partners Coventry City Council and Warwick District Council are pleased to announce the start of major improvement works to the A46 Stoneleigh Junction, following a contract award to Colas-Siac Limited.
The £38m scheme will be funded by Warwickshire County Council, the Department for Transport, the West Midlands Combined Authority with developer contributions from the University of Warwick and Whitley South Works through the Coventry & Warwickshire Development Partnership.
The works between Kenilworth and Coventry will include a new bridge across the A46 and realigned slip roads forming the basis of a new signalised gyratory system.
The aim of the scheme is to reduce the regular delays and queueing traffic, improve road safety for all users and ensure the junction has the capacity that will be required to meet future growth.
Cllr Jeff Clarke, Portfolio Holder for Transport and Planning at Warwickshire County Council welcomed the new scheme:
“These works will bring real improvements to the experiences of local residents and commuters who use the A46 and the nearby roads that very frequently suffer from congestion.
“The existing junction can no longer cope with the levels of traffic and future development will only make this worse.
“As Warwickshire looks to make an economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, we need to be sure that we remain an excellent place to do business. This scheme will bring much needed capacity into the network and ensure that local businesses have the transport infrastructure that they need.”
Cllr John Cooke, Portfolio Holder for Development at Warwick District Council, said;
“As our district starts to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are very pleased to see the start of this strategically important traffic scheme. The new road system will not only improve access to Warwick University and the adjacent business parks, but will also encourage more cycling by reducing traffic volumes on the surrounding routes.”
Roads Minister, Baroness Vere, said:
“I am delighted that works to the A46 are starting this month. The project, backed by £19m in Government investment, will help ease congestion and improve safety along the route. It will also provide people with better access to local businesses, help people access job opportunities, and support housing and development sites in the area.
“This Government is committed to levelling up transport infrastructure across the country and these works will make a very real difference to the everyday lives of people in Coventry and Warwickshire as we look to build back better.”
Nick Abell, chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, said:
“This is an important infrastructure scheme that will ease traffic congestion in the short, medium and long-term as we lay the foundations for future growth.
“It is important we keep the area moving and remain an attractive place to entice inward investors as well as deliver schemes which will help economic growth to return to Coventry and Warwickshire.”
CGI of Completed A46 Stoneleigh Junction Improvement Scheme