Motorists warned of four months of traffic delays on the A46 at Stoneleigh - The Leamington Observer

Motorists warned of four months of traffic delays on the A46 at Stoneleigh

Leamington Editorial 19th Apr, 2024   0

MOTORISTS are being warned to expect delays on the A46 at Stoneleigh for four months as major junction improvement works continue.

From Wednesday (April 24) the A46 will be reduced to two lanes between Stonebridge Highway Junction (Stivichall) and the Leamington Road Junction (Thickthorn). The lanes will remain closed until the evening of Sunday August 11.

This is to allow the junction improvement scheme to progress safely while Warwickshire County Council’s contractor is working in the verges.

Full overnight closures will also be in place over the first two nights and final two nights to allow the safe installation and removal of the traffic management. Signed diversions will be in place for the full closures.

And transport bosses said due to the reduction in road capacity, residents are advised to expect delays during peak times.

The £38million A46 Stoneleigh Junction improvement scheme aims 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 in the sub-region.

In addition to the WCC works, HS2 are constructing the A46 Box structure and will complete preparatory works by installing traffic management on the A46 between Thickthorn roundabout and A45 Stivichall Interchange. This traffic management is a combination of lane restrictions and overnight carriageway closures between May and October followed by a closure in early 2025 to install the new structure.

A spokesperson for WCC said: “The council would like to thank residents for their patience while these works are carried out and apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused.”

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