Newspapers blame smart motorway glitch for six-car crash

It’s being reported a crash on the M6 near Coventry last month happened when the entire safety monitoring system had gone down. A whistleblower, speaking anonymously, told the Telegraph newspaper National Highways’ systems crashed, disabling stopped vehicle detection radar and leaving control room staff unable to close lanes to traffic, set speed limits and electronic […]

Coventry getting three more average speed camera schemes

Three more roads in Coventry are getting new average speed enforcement systems. Holyhead Road, Allesley Old Road and Allard Way will be getting the cameras in a council attempt to slow down drivers and improve road safety. The cameras are due to be switched on at the end of this month. The Coventry Live website […]

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 […]

Average speed cameras to go live in north west Coventry

Coventry City Council has announced more average speed enforcement cameras will start operating in the city in the coming weeks. Equipment from enforcement firm Jenoptik has been installed on lamp columns along Tamworth Road which will be able to measure the average speed of motorists. The speed cameras will register the average speed of drivers […]

Coventry expands on-demand bus service

The pilot of the West Midlands On Demand bus-to-order service in Coventry is being expanded after the council said it proved a success with passengers. For the first time, Transport for West Midlands is also introducing concession pricing for the scheme, with qualifying riders able to travel for half price. The buses can be booked […]

Speed cameras and cycling and bus priority considered for busy route in Coventry

Transport planners are looking at plans to reduce the amount of traffic on a busy rat run in Coventry, including putting in a dedicated cycle lane and encouraging cars to take a bigger A road alternative by prioritising buses. CoventryLive reports that planners are looking to cut congestion on on Foleshill Road, and are now […]


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