Council announces major highways maintenance works

Warwickshire County Council has announced plans for extensive carriageway resurfacing works to take place in Nuneaton in the coming weeks.

Work will start on the A444 Griff Way (inbound and outbound) from Griff Island to Hospital Island, and the A444 Bedworth Bypass (inbound and outbound) from Griff Island to Walsingham Drive Island in Nuneaton on 21 July with drainage work while the resurfacing will then begin on 8 August.

To minimise disruption to road users, drainage works will only take place on Sundays starting on Sunday, July 21st, and run for four consecutive Sundays. Lane closures will be in place during this phase (8:00 am to 5:00 pm).

The resurfacing project is scheduled to begin on Thursday, August 8th, 2024, and continue for 28 consecutive nights (excluding the August Bank Holiday on August 26th). Works will be conducted between 8:00 pm and 6:00 am each night, including weekends.

The repairs follow the successful resurfacing of the A444 Griff Island roundabout completed in summer 2023. The upcoming works will involve removing and replacing the existing road surface to a depth of 110mm across the entire carriageway. This will significantly improve the underlying strength of the road and create a smoother, safer surface for all users.

Cllr Jan Matecki, Warwickshire County Council portfolio holder for transport and planning, said: “We have carefully assessed the needs of the A444 Nuneaton corridor and identified these works as a priority for the county.

“Resurfacing this key route will ensure the approach to Nuneaton reflects our ambition for the town centre and that the carriageway is safe for the high volume of traffic it serves. We have scheduled work to cause minimal disruption to road users and we thank people in anticipation of their understanding while the work is ongoing.”