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Highways England A45 Tollbar End officially opened in the Midlands

£106M improvement scheme at Tollbar End in Coventry officially opened today to reduce congeston.

A £106M improvement scheme by Highways England has officially opened at Tollbar End in Coventry, which will create free-flowing traffic. The volume of traffic using the Tollbar End roundabout will be reduced, because of a two lane dual carriageway underpass link and a larger layout designed specifically to reduce congestion.

For motorists the scheme’s completion means:

  • motorists travelling along the A45 Stonebridge Highway and A46 Coventry Eastern Bypass now have a free-flow link under Tollbar roundabout
  • an improved and larger Tollbar roundabout with improved access to the existing routes
  • a widening of the existing A45 Stonebridge Highway to a three lane dual carriageway between the new Tollbar roundabout and Stivichall junction to improve capacity and safety

Highways England Chairman Colin Matthews said: “Tollbar End’s completion is fantastic news for motorists.

“It is a key hub in the Midlands road network and the £106M scheme is already providing the benefits of smoother journeys between the important north-south routes.

“The opening of the underpass has improved traffic flow and alleviated congestion at what was once an historic bottleneck.”

“Highways England project manager Paul Nagra said: “Everyone will benefit from the new road and journey times will be shorter and safer as a result of the new layout. It will also increase traffic flow and a reduction in congestion.

“We are really grateful to everyone for their patience while the work has been ongoing.”

A new footbridge has also been created across the River Sowe to accommodate a new footpath and cycleway. Highways England has also installed new gantries on the A45 Stonebridge Highway and A46 Kenilworth Byworth, south of Stivichall junction.

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