Major roadworks on hold

Roadworks ANL-141029-114316001
Roadworks ANL-141029-114316001

Plans to close one of Kenilworth’s busiest roads for ten weeks have been put back until further notice.

Coventry Road was due to close from January 21 for Severn Trent Water to build a new sewer - a project which could lead to major disruption in the town centre.

Warwickshire County Council had planned a diversion along Coventry Road, onto Bridge Street, Priory Road and Waverley Road, then joining Warwick Road and Leamington Road onto the bypass.

But the company has decided to postpone the work while an extensive project at Gibbet Hill and around the University of Warwick campus is carried out by the university and Coventry City Council.

A spokeswoman for Severn Trent said: “We have 
been working very closely with the local councils to plan our work. With the other work being carried out in the same area we did not want to cause increased disruption to the local community. Prior to any work taking place we will be speaking to the community to get their feedback and to minimise any problems.”

Warwickshire County Council’s planned diversion for the works was due to take traffic on to the A46.

At the A45 roundabout, traffic for the Kenilworth Road would have been able to use Stonebridge Highway and Kenpas Highway to join the other end of work at Crackley Crescent

The work at the university campus, which involves the installation of a roundabout, improvements to access and new road layout, is expected to last until the summer.