A46 Binley Junction
Last updated: 27 July 2022
The A46 is an important road link between the East and West Midlands, connecting Coventry and Warwickshire to the motorway network.
The scheme, managed by National Highways and Coventry City Council, includes building a flyover to separate local and commuter traffic at the locally-known TGI island near Binley.
Work to develop plans for Walsgrave junction, the second phase of the A46 Coventry Junctions scheme, is continuing. Visit National Highways for more details.
The new 14,000-tonne flyover that separates long-distance and local traffic on the A46 at Binley will open on Friday 29 July.
This means that drivers travelling along the length of the A46 will no longer need to slow down to use the roundabout, reducing congestion and making journeys safer.
Drivers using the new road for the first time are being advised that there is a temporary 40 mph speed limit in place with two lanes running in each direction while some remaining work takes place elsewhere on the structure.
Work will still be taking place at Binley in two phases until Autumn 2022 with slip road closures required while teams complete the final stages of the project.
From Monday 1 August, the northbound entry slip and southbound exit slip will be closed. This means:
- traffic travelling south intending to exit at Binley will need to continue to Toll Bar Island and return back on the A46, using the northbound Binley exit slip to continue their journey
- local traffic entering the roundabout from the A428 east or westbound and intending to travel north on the A46 will need to join the A46 southbound and travel to Toll Bar Island, returning back northbound.
During September, the northbound exit slip and southbound entry slip will then be closed. This means:
- traffic travelling north intending to exit at Binley will need to continue to Walsgrave Island and return back on the A46, using the southbound exit slip to continue their journey
- local traffic entering the roundabout from the A428 will need to join the A46 northbound and travel to Walsgrave Island, returning back southbound. Please note there is no right turn to enter the northbound sliproad if travelling westbound on the A428. Drivers will need to continue to the next roundabout (B&Q) and then turn back.
. Clearly signed diversion routes for affected traffic will be in place.