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Junction 6 bridge deck

The bridge deck is a key part of the Friargate development at the railway station and the council's own move to a new office building on the site. The bridge deck will better connect Friargate to the city centre by removing the raised roundabout and building a 100 metre wide connection across the ring road, creating a public boulevard linking the railway station through Greyfriars Green directly into Bull Yard.

A new junction will be 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.

The work will be funded by grant investment from the Regional Growth Fund and European Regional Development Fund.

Timescales 

Work on the new bridge deck at Junction 6 of the Coventry Ring road started on Saturday 22 March and is continuing to schedule. It is due to finish in June 2015.

The advertised road closures at Junction 6 are now in place and operational. The entry slip road into the railway station from Junction 5 and the usual exit from the station via Manor Road, will remain open at all times, as will the exit slip from Warwick Road towards Junction 7.

Upcoming road closures and diversions

All road diversions will be clearly signposted. View live updates on traffic flow through this area

Bridge deck steel installation  

The steel beams that will form the support structure for the new Bridge Deck will be installed overnight from the 8 – 17 September.
In order for this to be undertaken safely, a full closure of the ring road carriageway beneath Junction 6 will be in place in both directions each night from 8pm – 5am.

Please note: From Tuesday 26 August, the pedestrian steps from Warwick Road to the railway station platforms will be closed for three months. This is for continued preparation work ahead of the construction of the new foot tunnel beneath Warwick Road. Pedestrian access to the railway station from Warwick Road, will be via the main station entrance on Eaton Road ONLY. Please allow extra time for your journey.

Following this, Western Power Distribution (Electric) and then National Grid (Gas) will also be on the same site for their work. This is preparation work for the new foot tunnel construction that will link the railway station with Central Six Retail Park.

  • The road underneath Junction 6 of the ring road, in both directions, will be closed every evening (8pm until 6am) from 8 September until 17 September. This is for the installation of new bridge beams.
For both these closures, you will be able to exit at Junction 6 from Junction 5 (Police station) and you will be able to join the ring road at Junction Six from Warwick Road and Central Six.

Updates will be announced on these pages and also on Twitter @coventrycc. For live traffic updates on Twitter, follow our traffic management camera team @CoventryUTC.

Access to businesses and railway station

During construction of the Bridge Deck and the roadworks at Junction 6, access to and from the railway station will be maintained at all times and Central 6 retail park and the businesses situated in Warwick Road - Printworks Coventry, Coventry Sewing Centre and Post Office and Central 1 Hair (opposite Central 6) - are all open for business as usual. 

Changes to bus stops  on Warwick Road

Bus passengers in Coventry are being advised of changes to stops and shelters while work to create a key walking route in the city centre is carried out.

The work by Coventry City Council will see a new walkway created underneath Warwick Road to improve pedestrian access to the city’s railway station, the Central 6 retail park and the Friargate development. 

Construction will run from Tuesday August 26 until next Spring, and for the majority of the works the steps connecting the station with bus stops on Warwick Road will be closed. 

To help passengers during the works, public transport co-ordinator Centro are introducing changes including additional stops for some services. 

During the works services 1,11 and 12 will now serve the railway station in both directions. The buses will stop at stand SB for passengers travelling to Earlsdon, Chapelfields and the University of Warwick. 

Those using services X16, X17, U17 and 87 to travel to Stratford-upon, Warwick, Park and Ride, Westwood Heath and Balsall Common should use stop SE on Warwick Road near Michaelmas Road. 

For more information on the bus stop changes visit: www.networkwestmidlands.com/coventry

Pedestrian access to and from railway station

The Freeman's Way footbridge (from the top of Greyfriars Green up to the pedestrian crossing to the railway station) and the pedestrian walkway through Greyfriars Green towards the footbridge are now both closed to pedestrians and will remain closed for the duration of the build.

Pedestrian routes between the city centre and the railway station via either the existing subways or via the Manor Road footbridge will be clearly signposted at all times.

Please note: From Tuesday August 26, the pedestrian steps from Warwick Road to the railway station platforms will be closed for three months. This is for continued preparation work ahead of the construction of the new foot tunnel beneath Warwick Road. Pedestrian access to the railway station from Warwick Road, will be via the main station entrance on Eaton Road ONLY. Please allow extra time for your journey.

Please allow extra time for your journey between the railway station and the city centre.

Cycle access to and from railway station

View a map of some suggested cycle routes.

Cyclists will be able to access the station as normal from Park Road and the city centre via the Junction 5 subways from the Police Station on Little Park Street (dotted line on plan).

Cyclists can also use the pedestrian diversion route shown on the plan from Greyfriars Road via Grosvenor Road and Warwick Road subways, but are advised not to use the Manor Road route via the footbridge.

Cyclists can bypass the station altogether by using the University Cycle Route via Spencer Park and the Central Six bridge which runs parallel to Kenilworth Road (brown line on plan).

Please allow extra time for your journey between the railway station and the city centre.

Vehicle access to and from the railway station

Access to the railway station via the entry slip from Junction 5 - together with the new inbound entrance on Eaton Road - and the usual exit from the station via Manor Road and round into Warwick Road will remain open at all times, as will the exit slip heading towards the city centre from Warwick Road down towards Junction 7.

Access to Central Six Retail Park and the Warwick Road shops opposite, will also be maintained at all times. 

Trigger - the black iron horse 

The famous old statue of ‘Trigger’, the black iron horse which has stood on site within the Junction for many years, has been safely removed and taken away for some much needed care and repair. When the Bridge Deck is completed he will be re-sited on a landscaped area nearby the new junction, where he will provide a nod to the past heritage of the ring road as he overlooks the new layout.

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