Main road between Leamington and Southam is set to be reopened by HS2 at the end of the month

Part of the the A425 in Southam has been closed since late October 2020 while work on the HS2 high-speed rail line has been taking place.

Tuesday, 27th July 2021, 11:50 am
Updated Tuesday, 27th July 2021, 12:11 pm

The main road between Leamington and Southam will be re-opened at the end of the month.

HS2 has announced that it will re-open the A425 Leamington Road on Saturday (July 31) pending a final safety inspection.

A section of the road has been closed since late October 2020 while work on the HS2 high-speed rail line has been taking place in the area.

The A425 Leamington Road in Southam

HS2 had announced in April that the work would take up to a year longer than it had originally intended only to then 'go back to its original plan' with this re-opening taking place as scheduled.

When the road closure was announced in October 2020 there was considerable anger and concern over impact it would have on Southam, nearby villages and Leamington as well and residents and commuters have been desperate for the route to reopen as soon as possible with calls even being made for a relief road to be built.