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Drone image of enabling works taking place on the Fosse Way
Drone image of enabling works taking place on the Fosse Way

Works affecting highways in South Warwickshire

HS2 is building two new roundabouts on the Fosse Way in Offchurch to create a safer road network around the railway.

To get ready for the main phase of building HS2, our contractors have been working together since mid-2020 to coordinate a realignment of a small section of the B4455 Fosse Way. This page will be regularly updated with the latest dates and maps for road closures needed to finish the scheme.

View or download the latest road closure dates and maps information – November 2021

HS2 will be built under the Fosse Way in a cutting, and we are creating two new roundabouts and realigning roads in the area to keep road users moving safely over the new railway.

A permanent roundabout at the junction of Fosse Way and Welsh Road, and a temporary roundabout at the junction of Fosse Way and Long Itchington Road (National Cycle Route 41), will help keep road users moving on an improved network throughout HS2 construction and railway operation.

Road closures needed to finish the scheme

We’ve been building the scheme away from roads to reduce disruption, but our final work to ‘tie in’ the roundabouts and realigned roads needs to happen on the roads themselves – and we need to create safe working zones, keeping road users away from construction.

We are due to close the Fosse Way for around 3 weeks from mid-November to early December 2021, and again for around 3.5 weeks from early March to the end of March 2022. These are due to be 24/7 closures with fully signed diversion routes, and special routes for large vehicles.

We’re also due to close and divert Welsh Road and Long Itchington Road for short periods of time between October 2021 and May 2022, interspersed with lane closures and temporary traffic lights. LM will work on the Welsh Road roundabout first and bring it into use before finishing the Long Itchington Road roundabout second.

Keep checking this page throughout the road works from October 2021 to May 2022 as we finish this important step in building HS2 in Warwickshire.

Details for upcoming road closures and traffic management

View or download the latest road closure dates and maps information – November 2021

The latest information on road works will be available at the one.network website.

When roads are closed please do not follow sat nav – follow the diversion signs on the road.

Start date (subject to change)Finish date (subject to change)Road/areaTraffic managementPurpose
Saturday 23 October 2021Saturday 23 October 2021Fosse Way, south-bound laneTemporary traffic lightsWestern Power Distribution work
Saturday 16 October 2021Thursday 11 November 2021Welsh Road, east and west of the Fosse Way24/7 closure and diversionBBV work and starting the roundabout ‘tie ins’
Friday 12 November 2021Saturday 4 December 2021Fosse Way and Welsh Road, east and west of Fosse Way24/7 closure and diversionFinishing the Welsh Road roundabout
Saturday 4 December 2021Sunday 19 December 2021Welsh Road, east and west of the Fosse Way24/7 closure and diversionFinishing the Welsh Road roundabout
Monday 20 December 2022Late January 2022Welsh Road, east of the Fosse Way24/7 closure and diversionFinishing the Welsh Road roundabout
Early February 2022End of February 2022Long Itchington Road, east and west of Fosse Way24/7 closure and diversionUtility and road works
End of February 2022Early March 2022Fosse Way, near Long Itchington RoadTemporary traffic lightsUtility and road works
Early March 2022End of March 2022Fosse Way24/7 closure and diversionFinishing the Long Itchington Road roundabout
End of March 2022Late April 2022Long Itchington Road, east and west of Fosse Way24/7 closure and diversionFinishing the Long Itchington Road roundabout
Early May 2022Late May 2022Long Itchington Road, east of the Fosse Way24/7 closure and diversionFinishing the Long Itchington Road roundabout