Over the next few weeks, Coventry’s ring road will get a thorough scrub, brightening and refreshing the asphalt fascia cladding.
The construction started yesterday (Monday, April 12) and is estimated to take about 6 weeks to completely clean the whole ring road, which will begin at Junction 9 and end at the Canal Basin footbridge.
Jet washes can be used to blast debris off the panels, as well as some soil on the ring road’s elevated areas.
“Love it or hate it, Coventry’s ring road is a historic feature of the area, but it is in desperate need of a thorough clean,” said Colin Knight, Director of Transportation and Highways at Coventry City Council.
“While our teams work to polish the fascia cladding on the exterior, our Streetpride Crew will be hard at work cleaning the roads themselves. In addition, we are working on a project at Swanswell Viaduct to upgrade the edge beams and restore the fascia frames, so the ring road can be refreshed shortly.
“It’s especially necessary to make sure the city looks its best ahead of our turn as UK City of Culture, and this job will help us do that.”
The construction will be done at night (8pm-6am), with numerous parts of the ring road, as well as footpaths, being removed to enable the work. There will be clearly marked detours in order.