A major closure of Gibbet Hill road was postponed by one week to give motorists the ‘least disruption possible’.
Planned roadworks along the carriageway - which would see complete closure to traffic for three months - were due to start on June 23.
But the Kenilworth to Coventry road will remain open until Monday (June 30) after it was decided to use temporary lights to begin the first phase of works.
The disruption has already led to some delays in the town, but the new closure date was described by Coventry Council as “clearly less of an inconvenience to the travelling public than a full closure” for seven extra days.
Work will include a roundabout at the Kenilworth Road and Stoneleigh Road junction, and a pelican crossing.
Gibbet Hill is scheduled to completely reopen at the end of September this year.