THESE pictures show how the new A46 Binley junction flyover in Coventry is taking shape.
The ‘congestion busting’ scheme – shown on the latest images from National Highways – will transform bottleneck junction into dual carriageway to make journeys smoother along A46
The A46 is a strategic road link between the East and West Midlands, connecting Coventry and Warwickshire to the motorway network.
In recent years traffic congestion has led to slower speeds, longer trip times and more queueing for drivers.
The £61million project will alleviate queuing for drivers with the A46 at Binley becoming a dual carriageway that will be housed on a new flyover
This means that drivers staying on the A46 will not need to slow down for the roundabout, while also improving traffic flows for local businesses nearby.
National Highways Programme Leader, Anita Prashar said: “These new images show the scale of work that is taking place at Binley to construct the new flyover.
“In recent weeks we’ve been using specialist plant machinery to dig down deep into the ground to help put the foundations in place.
The columns are up to six metres high in places and weigh almost 60 tonnnes. This piece of work is an integral part of the scheme upgrade and is unseen to passing motorists.
“Once this vital upgrade work is complete, we’ll remove a notorious congestion hotspot and improve journey reliability for motorists while supporting economic growth across the West Midlands.”
Work at Binley junction started last year (2020) and is set to be complete by Spring next year (2022).
The scheme also includes improvements to the existing footways for pedestrians and cycle paths.
For more information about the scheme, head online to https://highwaysengland.co.uk/our-work/west-midlands/a46-coventry-junctions-upgrade/