West Midlands

A45 Toll Bar End 5 June 2017

Replacement of the existing signalised roundabout with a new grade-separated two level junction, providing a free flowing route between the Coventry Southern and Eastern bypasses, A45 and A46. The A45 will also be widened to three lanes to the west as far as Stivichall Junction.

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M40 J12 Improvement 23 May 2017

The aim of this scheme is to increase the capacity of M40 J12 in order to relieve congestion. Currently, a problem arises during the morning rush-hour when queues of up to 2km can form along the hard shoulder of the southbound carriageway - most of this traffic is heading for the Jaguar Landrover and Aston Martin sites at Gaydon.

The scheme involves widening and lengthening the southbound sliproad at J12 of the M40. Capacity improvements will also be made to the junction with the B4451, along with traffic control measures.

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M5 J4A-J6 Smart Motorway 6 April 2017

Upgrade of the M5 between junctions 4A (the M42) and 6 (Worcester) to Smart Motorway, including variable speed limits and all-lane running. Work to upgrade the central reservation to concrete step barrier along this section was completed in 2014. Enabling works and site clearance began in August 2015, with main construction beginning in January 2016. As such this scheme has a relatively imminent completion date, due to the recent completion of the ancillary works.

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A500 Etruria Widening 23 March 2017

Widening of a section of the A500 between Porthill (at the junction with the A5271) and Wolstanton (A527) to provide three lanes in each direction. These junctions are close together and a significant volume of traffic uses the A500 to join at one and leave at the other.

The finished layout appears to have two through lanes in each direction, as at present, with the new third lane separated from the others by solid white lines. This suggests that the new third lanes will provide a dedicated link between the two junctions, segregated from through traffic.

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