LM (Laing O’Rourke and J. Murphy & Sons) on behalf of HS2 are remodelling and improving sections of the existing road network in the area and 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). LM started the creation of the new T-junction in April 2021. To enable them to continue to connect parts of the existing road network, to the new routes being created, a series of weekend road closures will be installed in 2021 near Northway Island.
From 8pm on Friday 15 October through to 5am on Monday 18 October, a temporary, weekend road closure will be installed around parts of Northway Island, and along short sections of the B4438 southbound and A452 northbound. A signed diversion route will be in place for road users during the weekend road closure.