25th Sep, 2018

Months of roadworks to build new Broad Lane/Banner Lane roundabout

Coventry Editorial 22nd Nov, 2016

MAJOR roadworks have started at another busy road junction in Coventry being converted to a roundabout.

The work at the junction of Broad Lane and Banner Lane in Tile Hill follows the controversial transformation of the Wing Wah roundabout on the A45/Broad Lane junction.

Road signs are advising drivers of 20 weeks of roadworks at the latest junction, which began this week.

A message to councillor David Skinner from council officer Faye Cockayne, following queries after the signs appeared, said: “This work is for the installation of a new roundabout at the Broad Lane and Banner Lane junction.

“The roundabout will replace the existing T-junction to improve the traffic flow in the area.

“To provide the space required for the roundabout, we will be moving the existing bus terminus into a new layby which will be positioned on Broad Lane at the location of the existing bus stop.

“The layby will be set back into the footpath to allow traffic to keep moving.

“The remaining junction work will be split into three phases so we can make sure traffic can still use the area and complete the work.

“… Work should be completed by the end of March next year.”

She added a public drop-in session was being organised for local people to raise any questions or concerns.

She added: “We will write to residents as soon as this is confirmed.”

Plans showing the scheme in more detail will be available on the council’s website in due course, she said.

It is understood there will also be work to alleviate flood risks in the area, to be conducted alongside the traffic improvements.

The A45/Broad Lane roundabout – where the Wing Wah restaurant is a landmark – has divided opinion, with some drivers finding signs, the give-way protocol and lights confusing.

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