Traffic delays possible as new section of A45 adjacent to Birmingham Airport nears completion

Solihull residents and visitors are being reminded that they may face possible travel disruption
as work to create a new and improved section of the A45 Coventry Road nears completion

A new section of dual carriageway has been built between the Damson Parkway junction and
the Clock roundabout on the A45 adjacent to Birmingham Airport and Junction 6 of the M42

At 8pm on Friday 2 August 2013, work will start to join this new section of road with the
existing carriageway. The work will take nine days and whilst it is taking place there will
only be one lane open to traffic in each direction at ALL TIMES times including peak periods
Residents and visitors may wish to allow extra time for their journeys or find alternative
routes during this time. Advance warning of the possible delays will be advertised on signs
on local roads and the M42. Solihull Council, Birmingham Airport, the NEC and Jaguar
Land Rover as well as other local businesses and organisations will also be informing staff
and customers so that they can plan their journeys and help reduce congestion

Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways, Councillor Ted Richards said: "Once completed,
the new A45 will include a dedicated public transport lane and will create jobs and bring
economic benefits to the area through improved accessibility for companies such as the NEC,
the Station and the Airport. We have worked hard to ensure that this phase of construction
creates as little disruption as possible by carrying it out during the summer holidays and
Jaguar Land Rover shut down, and would ask people to help reduce congestion by planning
their journeys and allowing for extra travel time"

Once the work is complete the existing A45 dual carriageway next to the airport will close.
Some further off peak lane closures will then be required to finish the project

Birmingham City Council has been commissioned to deliver the scheme on behalf of Solihull
Council. Birmingham City Council is also part funding the scheme along with Centro, the
Department for Business Innovation and Skills and Birmingham Airport
Wednesday 31 July 2013


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