Steel beams for a new bridge deck have arrived in Coventry, with work underway to install them into place with as little disruption to traffic as possible.
The work is taking place on Coventry’s ring road at Junction 6, and began on September 8th, with the new bridge deck expected to be completed by September 17th.
However, this deadline only applies to the installation of the steel beams that support the bridge – further work will be required before it is completely ready for use.
During the installation of the steel beams, overnight closures of the ring road carriageway at Junction 6, beneath the bridge, will be necessary.
This will be limited to the hours after 8pm and before 5am, so the majority of daytime traffic should be largely unaffected.
Pedestrian access to the railway station will also be disrupted, and only the main entrance on Eaton Road will remain open.
Access via the stairs from Warwick Road will not be possible for around three months; this closure began on August 26th.
The new road layout removes a raised roundabout, replacing it with three link roads to provide a better throughflow of traffic into the Friargate development; work on the bridge is due to be completed by June 2015.