FEB 01] COVENTRY CITY NEWS
Local Roads Get Ready For Absent Stadium
road works are being carried out to prepare for Coventry
City’s new stadium –despite fears that the scheme might not
HOW THE ARENA
WILL LOOK ONCE IT IS BUILT
people connected with the £172m super-stadium scheme are
worried that the plug will pulled if the Sky Blues are relegated
to Division One at the end of the season.
improvements to Junction 3 of the M6 are going ahead regardless.
The changes are being paid for by the developers of the stadium,
and also those transforming the former Keresley Colliery Site.
thousands of visitors expected to travel to the sites in search
of work and entertainment, the motorway’s links with the A444
are being upgraded to cope with the expected traffic flow.
lanes and new traffic signals are being added to the roundabout
to reduce delays for existing traffic.
new traffic signals will be brought into use next week and the
work is expected to be finished by mid-March.
of the main changes motorists will see at the junction is the
removal of the slip roads from the A444 onto the motorway.
will increase the number of lanes available for the A444 traffic
going between Coventry and Nuneaton, which is the largest
traffic flow at the roundabout.
number of other features will allow traffic engineers at
Warwickshire County Council to monitor the junction and use
traffic management measures to reduce the effect of incidents
such as accidents or congestion.
include CCTV cameras, monitoring of faults in the traffic
signals by computer, detection of long queues by loops in the
road and computer co-ordination of the traffic signals.
County Council's Highways Engineer Chris Horn said:
new junction layout has been approved by Warwickshire County
Council, the Highways Agency, and Warwickshire Constabulary.
major scheme will not only reduce the amount of congestion by
increasing the capacity of the junction, but it will also make
the junction safer.
users of this junction should see a noticeable reduction in
the number and length of delays that they experience at the
roundabout, making the temporary inconvenience caused by the
road works worthwhile."
SEE [01 FEB 01] TELL
US THE TRUTH OVER STADIUM DELAYS, SAYS MP