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Completed improvement works

A45 / Kenilworth Road Junction

Work at the junction of the A45 with Kenilworth Road has now been completed and the junction is fully open to all traffic.

The work involved providing an extra right turn lane from the city centre side of Kenilworth Road on to the A45. High numbers of vehicles make this turn and the old one lane system caused queues at peak times. The full changes now include:

  • Removal of the dedicated right hand turns from the A45 into Kenilworth Road from both directions and adding them into the straight on stage of the lights. This is the most common arrangement at junctions and means there will only be three stages of lights, giving more time for all vehicles crossing the junction making it run more efficiently. There will still be enough time for the vehicles making a right turn to safely complete their turn.
  • New Toucan crossing facilities across the A45 Fletchamstead Highway, helping pedestrians and cyclists cross the road. There is a cycle route here that links Kenilworth to Coventry and this junction is one of the main barriers to that route which we are making easier. 
  • A new Puffin crossing across Kenilworth Road (on the university side) to help pedestrians cross the junction. The other two arms have bigger central refuges making it easier to cross

View live updates on traffic flow through this area.

Traffic on the new layout of this junction will be monitored by our traffic management camera team. You can keep up to date with live traffic-flow announcements by following them on twitter @CoventryUTC.

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