11th Dec, 2019

Coventry planners debate road and bridge project linking A45 to Eastern Green

John Carlon 12th Nov, 2019

A JUNCTION, three roundabouts and a new bridge are planned to connect Eastern Green to the A45.

Coventry City Council is considering the construction of a new junction with a flyover to the A45, to expand road capacity ahead of the building of over 2,000 homes on land north of Eastern Green.

The proposed £200million community development in Coventry will include 2,600 houses, a retirement village, around ten acres of office buildings, a shopping parade and a primary school.

Planning consultants at Hallam Land Management propose a sliproad from the north side of the A45, using a three arm roundabout to connect to a new bridge over the A45.

The bridge, 140 metres east of the Land Rover dealership, would provide a junction to Brick Hill Lane, which currently connects directly to the A45.

From the bridge, the road will loop to connect to a four arm roundabout to the south east, giving access to the proposed new community to be built on fields between Pickford Green Lane and Allesley.

The road project is set to be funded by the Housing Infrastructure Fund, a £5.5billion pot provided by Homes England, an agency of the ministry of housing and local government.

The applicants for the new junction hope to secure planning permission before May 2020, to put Government funding in place.

Landscaping on roadside verges would include grass and native trees. Two existing lay-bys providing parking for lorries on the A45 would be installed elsewhere, planners said.

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