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A45 widening works to ease Birmingham Airport congestion

New £1m, three-month programme of roadworks commissioned and funded by airport ahead of new bridge project

A three-month programme of road works is due to start tonight to widen the A45 Coventry Road westbound carriageway into Birmingham Airport.

The works, costing approximately £1m, have been commissioned and funded by the airport and are aimed at improving the traffic flow and easing congestion for the airport's passengers and visitors.

The widening works are being carried out ahead of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council's reconstruction of the A45 South Bridge which will start in early 2015 and which has just been boosted by a £8.3 million government grant.

This is the first step to improving key strategic transport links which will bring significant economic benefits to the borough.

Operations director Bob Graham said: "This section of road is a vital access point to the airport from the M42 and A45 so we're making this investment now to provide the infrastructure to support our expected growth in the coming years."

Road signage is now in place and information, including diversion maps, can be viewed via the airport's website.

The works have been awarded to North Midland Construction.


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