The bridge deck is a key part of the Friargate development at the railway station and our move to new Council offices on the site. The bridge deck improve links between Friargate and the city centre by removing the raised roundabout and building a 100 metre wide bridge across the ring road, creating a new road layout and a public boulevard linking the railway station through Greyfriars Green directly into Bull Yard.
A new junction has been created on top of the new bridge deck to provide access on and off of the Ring Road via three new roads. The only movement that will NOT be provided for, is a right turn from Warwick Road onto the Ring Road towards Quinton Road.
Please note: Warwick Road, when travelling from New Union Street direction towards the new junction, will be for buses, taxis and cyclists only. All other vehicles will need to turn right into Greyfriars Road. This is monitored by an enforceable camera and any vehicles using this road, will be issued with a fine.
Demolition work is ongoing around the station forecourt area, therefore there are some temporary pedestrian routes to get you to the new boulevard leading into the city centre.
The work is being funded by grant investment from the Regional Growth Fund and European Regional Development Fund.
The new bridge deck was fully opened to traffic on 28 May 2015.
All available directions of travel are now in use, including a new access road to and from Coventry Railway Station - linking to the old existing Eaton Road entry. Eaton Road is now a two way access/exit road, replacing the one way system that had previously been in place.
The old exit onto the ring road via Manor Road is now closed to all traffic and will ONLY be used for construction vehicles and as a taxi feeder rank until further notice.
There are two significant changes to direction of travel on the new junction which are:
View a short video of the new road layout in operation.
Large areas of land around the station are now being demolished and cleared for the ongoing regeneration of the Friargate project. These include the site that was occupied by Copthall House, which has been completely demolished and cleared, along with the "link" bridge which joined to Station Tower.
Station tower demolition began at the start of August 2015.
The area outside the main station ticket hall has also been resurfaced and a new taxi/bus interchange area has been constructed. Work on the demolition and construction of new buildings will be ongoing over the next few years. During these periods, updates on changes to traffic management and road / lane closures will all be announced on the "this week's scheduled roadworks" pages on this website.
Updates will be announced on these pages and also on http://www.twitter.com/coventrycc.