29th Jun, 2022

Coventry Ring Road closed overnight for 6 weeks as it undergoes major spring clean

“LOVE it or hate it, Coventry’s ring road is an iconic part of the city, but it is need of a thorough clean,” says Coventry’s transportation and highways chief Colin Knight.

The entire ring road is set to undergo a deep clean at night from 8pm to 6am over six weeks brightening and refreshing its concrete fascia cladding.

The work began on Monday April 12 starting from Junction 9 and working in an anti-clockwise direction, finishing at the Canal Basin footbridge.

The team will use jet washes to blast dirt from the panels, cleaning off any dirt on all elevated sections of the ring road.

Colin Knight, director of transportation and highways at Coventry City Council, said: “Our Streetpride Team will be working hard to clean the roads themselves, whilst our teams work to polish up the fascia cladding which sits on the outside.

“In addition, we have our project at Swanswell Viaduct to strengthen the edge beams and replace the fascia panels, so the ring road should soon feel refreshed.

“It’s particularly important ahead of our turn as UK City of Culture to make sure the city looks its best – and this work will be part of that.”

The work will be carried out throughout the night with various sections of the ring road needing to be closed to facilitate the works, as well as footpaths closed.

Diversions will be in place and clearly signed.

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