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Steel beams installed for Coventry flyover

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A total of 32 steel beams with a combined weight of 710t have been lifted into place to form the four main spans for the £61M A46 Binley Flyover in Coventry.

The steelwork consists of 16 braced pairs of girders that are up to 42m-long.

Working on behalf of main contractor Geoffrey Osborne, specialist teams, including steelwork contractor Severfield, carried out the work using a 750t-capacity crane.

The scheme is part of a congestion-busting upgrade to alleviate queues for motorists and improve local traffic flows. Once complete, drivers staying on the A46 will not need to slow down for a roundabout, instead they will use the new flyover.

The A46 is an important road link between the East and West Midlands, connecting Coventry and Warwickshire to the surrounding motorway network.

The overall scheme involves building a flyover to separate local and commuter traffic at the Binley Junction. It will help promote economic growth by unlocking one of the region’s biggest bottlenecks. Work also includes improvements to the existing footways and cycle paths.

The project is due to complete later this year.

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