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Major Road Into Coventry Faces Big Delays

Long delays are expected for cars heading in and out of Coventry city centre from next week, when work starts on one of the busiest commuter roads.

Work will next Monday at the junction of Holyhead Road and Barras Lane to install disabled facilities at the traffic lights.

The upgrading work to help pedestrians will include call buttons within the central reserve area, dropped kerbs throughout the junction, along with tactile paving and tactile buttons to help disabled people.

Temporary traffic signals will be in use at this junction during the work, which is expected to last three weeks.

And a diversion route around the affected area will be introduced.

The left turn from Holyhead Road into Barras Lane heading into the city centre will be banned.

Instead, traffic will be diverted to the roundabout island of Holyhead Road and the Ring Road, where it will turn a near complete circle and go back along the Holyhead Road, to turn right.

A Coventry City Council spokesperson said:

“Holyhead Road is a major arterial route into the city, therefore long delays are expected and drivers are advised to find an alternative route where possible.”

“The city council apologises for the inconvenience caused by the works, which are being supervised by Babtie Consulting Engineers, on behalf of the council.”

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CWN / Politics / Coventry City Council / 13 Mar 01
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