Improvements to Holyhead Road continue
Friday 13 January 2012
Following on from the work carried out before Christmas on Holyhead Road, Coventry City Council's highways team is set to start on the final phase of work to improve traffic lights and the road surface.
The road will remain open at all times during this work but, because delays may be possible due to lane closures it may be advisable for motorists to use alternative routes along Allesley Old Road and Radford Road, both of which will be clearly signposted.
The work, which will commence on Monday 23 January for 14 weeks, is part of a comprehensive package of improvements that includes upgrading traffic lights and pedestrian crossings and repairs to roads, pavements and verges. Work is also nearly complete to replace street lights on this well-used route into the city centre.
This phase covers the upgrading of the traffic lights at Four Pounds Avenue and the entrance to Morrisons followed by the Grayswood Avenue/Kingsbury Road junction. The work will improve the facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers at these busy junctions.
Councillor Lindsley Harvard, Cabinet Member for City Services, said: "Holyhead Road is one of the main routes into the city and these works will continue to help improve safety for all road users and keep traffic moving into and out of the city."
This work will complete the improvements begun with the junction of Barras Lane and the four pedestrian crossings, thanks to a grant from the Department for Transport to improve traffic lights across the West Midlands.