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.
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
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/area||Traffic management||Purpose|
|Saturday 23 October 2021||Saturday 23 October 2021||Fosse Way, south-bound lane||Temporary traffic lights||Western Power Distribution work|
|Saturday 16 October 2021||Thursday 11 November 2021||Welsh Road, east and west of the Fosse Way||24/7 closure and diversion||BBV work and starting the roundabout ‘tie ins’|
|Friday 12 November 2021||Saturday 4 December 2021||Fosse Way and Welsh Road, east and west of Fosse Way||24/7 closure and diversion||Finishing the Welsh Road roundabout|
|Saturday 4 December 2021||Sunday 19 December 2021||Welsh Road, east and west of the Fosse Way||24/7 closure and diversion||Finishing the Welsh Road roundabout|
|Monday 20 December 2022||Late January 2022||Welsh Road, east of the Fosse Way||24/7 closure and diversion||Finishing the Welsh Road roundabout|
|Early February 2022||End of February 2022||Long Itchington Road, east and west of Fosse Way||24/7 closure and diversion||Utility and road works|
|End of February 2022||Early March 2022||Fosse Way, near Long Itchington Road||Temporary traffic lights||Utility and road works|
|Early March 2022||End of March 2022||Fosse Way||24/7 closure and diversion||Finishing the Long Itchington Road roundabout|
|End of March 2022||Late April 2022||Long Itchington Road, east and west of Fosse Way||24/7 closure and diversion||Finishing the Long Itchington Road roundabout|
|Early May 2022||Late May 2022||Long Itchington Road, east of the Fosse Way||24/7 closure and diversion||Finishing the Long Itchington Road roundabout|