ROADWORKS on Kenilworth Road between Stonebridge and Hampton Lane roundabouts have begun.
Solihull Council says it is undertaking major works on the southbound A452 because the River Blythe is eroding the southbound carriageway and as a result the bank needs to be stabilised to make the road safe.
Preliminary works were scheduled to start on Monday (February 18) with off peak lane closures on both carriageways to allow for barrier repairs.
The council says the main works will start on March 18 for up to eight weeks.
Because of the limited working area being unsafe to undertake single lane work the southbound carriageway will be closed and a diversion via the A45 and B4102 Hampton Lane will be in place, the council says.
The Council has also identified a number of other issues along the route that require attention such as surfacing, crash barriers, remedial works to a local culvert and Molands bridge.
The Council says will deal with these at the same time in order to minimise any further disruption to road users.
Councillor Ted Richards, cabinet member for transport and highways, said: “The A452 Kenilworth Road is an important part of the borough’s infrastructure and we need to ensure it remains safe, now and in the future.
“We understand the works will have an impact on motorists and could create delays during the works, but we will aim to keep disruption to a minimum.”
Balfour Beatty has been appointed as the main contractor to carry out the works on behalf of the Council.
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