A46: People have their say on plans to tackle congestion at West Midlands junction

Plans for a multi-million-pound scheme to tackle congestion at a bottleneck junction on the A46 in the West Midlands have received widespread backing after a series of consultation events. Analysis of the consultation results showed that 66% of respondents felt the upgrade of the A46 Walsgrave junction, east of Coventry, was needed with 43% saying […]

Contraflow installed on A46 scheme

The National Highways project to extend the life of the concrete carriageway on the A46 in the East Midlands is moving onto its next stage. The carriageways between Six Hills and Dalby, have already been completed by working overnight and the third started on the southbound carriageway between Dalby and Willoughby in the first week […]

MP adds backing to A46 widening

The MP for Newark is calling for the Government to commit to a widening scheme on the A46 through his constituency, saying it is “vital” for the area. The scheme would see four miles of the road bebetween Farndon and Winthorpe in Nottinghamshire turned into a dual carriageway. National Highways was expected to have submitted […]

National Highways consults on Coventry junction plans

National Highways is calling on members of the public to have their say on plans to upgrade the A46 Walsgrave junction in Coventry.  A public consultation period runs until Wednesday, 6 December.  People are invited to comment on the plans for a multi-million-pound scheme that will provide smoother journeys through a well-known bottleneck.  The new […]

A46 safety campaigners visit speed reduction scheme

Campaigners who successfully called for the speed limit to be reduced on a section of the A46 in Worcestershire have visited the site to hear about the impact the measures have had.   After considering the views of the local community, National Highways has temporarily reduced the limit from 60mph to 40mph over a mile-long stretch […]

Cricket club bowled over at being the first to benefit from new A46 community fund

Farndon Cricket Club has become the first organisation to benefit from new community funding provided by the team behind the planned dualling of the A46 Newark Bypass.   As well as providing money for local projects, the National Highways’ social value fund is part of a wider commitment to ‘give back’ to the area by providing […]

National Highways consultation receives positive feedback for A46 improvements

Proposals to turn a single lane stretch of the A46 into dual carriageway have been widely supported by the public in a consultation. National Highways is planning to build the A46 Newark Bypass, calling a “critical part of our investment to make all our major roads more dependable, durable and most importantly, safe”. The planned […]

National Highways awards Octavius with A46 junction upgrade

Octavius Infrastructure has been awarded the contract to design and construct the £112.5m A46 Walsgrave junction upgrade near Coventry. The A46 is a strategic link between the East and West Midlands, connecting Coventry and Warwickshire to the motorway network. National Highways says current levels of congestion are having a serious effect on communities and businesses […]

Skanska wins A46 Newark Bypass contract

National Highways has awarded Skanska the contract to upgrade a 6.6km stretch of the A46 Newark Bypass in the Midlands, including the construction of new bridge over the A1. The project will deliver a dual carriageway A46 Bypass, providing two lanes in each direction, between the Farndon and Winthorpe junctions. Skanska will now begin design […]

Preferred route for multi-million-pound upgrade to A46 Newark Bypass unveiled

National Highways has revealed its preferred route for a multi-million-pound scheme that will fill in the dual carriageway gap on the A46 trade corridor which connects the M5 with Humber Ports. The preferred route, called “Option 2 Modified”, incorporates suggestions from the local communities for the upgrade of the road in Nottinghamshire following an extensive […]


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