LM (Laing O’Rourke and J. Murphy & Sons) on behalf of HS2 will carry out temporary off-peak lane closure along the A446 southbound in October 2021.
Sections of the existing road network in the area are being remodelled, creating new routes on HS2 land. These road improvements will ensure that when the future HS2 Interchange Station is operational, the local road network is fit for purpose. Upon completion, a new T-junction will replace Northway Island. A new ‘longabout’ is already in operation outside the Holiday Inn Express NEC, on the way to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC). To date, parts of the existing road network have been connected to some of the new routes, along with the installation of new pedestrian footpaths, kerb lines and central reservations in the area.
To safely progress this programme, LM will install a temporary lane closure from 9.30am to 3.30pm, between Monday 4 October to Friday 22 October, along the A446 southbound towards Northway Island. LM will work Monday to Friday, however on occasion they may extend our works into the weekend. These traffic measures will be carried out in conjunction with a new direction of travel for road users around Northway Island, which commenced on Monday 23 August.