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Upcoming improvements to the city centre

Published Thursday, 08 August 2019

Some essential works are being carried out in the Barracks Way area of the city centre.  

These works are all happening at the same time to cause minimum disruption to visitors, workers and shops in the area. The works begin on the evening of Friday 9 August and are due to be completed by Monday 12 August.

The works are part of the demolition of Coventry Point, as well as the new Salt Lane car park, next to Coventry’s new waterpark, The Wave, which recently opened its fitness suite and spa to the public.

  • A lane closure is currently in place on Greyfriars Lane to build an exit from Salt Lane Car Park.
  • Wednesday 7 August and Thursday 8 August 7pm to 7am only - Greyfriars Lane will be closed to allow for road resurfacing. The entrance and exit from Barracks Way will be closed during this time, meaning that Barracks Car Park will not be available for parking during these evening hours.
  • From 7pm on Friday 9 August until 7am on Monday 12 August -  Barracks Way will re-open partially to allow access to the car park and Shopmobility. Marshalls will be on hand to guide people visiting the car park.  This will allow the demolition of the bridge connecting the car park to Coventry Point.

Councillor Jim O’Boyle Cabinet Member for Jobs and Regeneration said: “It’s great that we’re able to see works happening around the city centre. In the past few months we’ve seen the former Nationwide bank demolition, which has opened up the view between Hertford Street and Broadgate, as well as the opening of The Wave.

“The demolition of the bridge between the car park and Coventry Point is just the start of the work to redevelop and improve the area and to open up Market Way.”

Councillor Patricia Hetherton, Cabinet Member for City Services, said: “There will be some disruption around Barracks Way and Greyfriars Lane this week, but we’ll do our best to keep this to a minimum. We’re working with businesses in the city centre to make sure people can still do their shopping, and there will be diversions and marshals over the weekend to help guide people.”

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