MotoFest: All road closures and diversions this weekend

This year brings more road closures and diversions than last year.


This weekend sees the annual Coventry MotoFest return to the city, meaning road closures and public transport diversions.

Road closures on MotoFest weekend will be as follows:

  • Ring Road clockwise J4-8 (main carriageway: London Road to Holyhead Road);
  • Ring Road anticlockwise J8-4 (main carriageway: London Road to Holyhead Road);
  • All entry / exit slip roads, Ring Road J5 (Mile Lane / Little Park Street);
  • All entry / exit slip roads, Ring Road J6 (Friargate / Warwick Road);
  • Clockwise exit slip road and anticlockwise entry slip road, Ring Road J7 (SkyDome);
  • Warwick Road, both directions from Eaton Road junction to junction with Greyfriars Road;
  • Short Street, in its entirety;
  • Manor House Drive city centre side, at Ring Road on-slip (disused);
  • Manor House Drive city centre side, at Ring Road on-slip (disused);
  • Manor House Drive station side to the rear of Friargate;
  • Half of the roundabout at Ring Road J4/London Road;
  • Contra-flow for traffic heading inbound on London Road, which will be unable to join Ring Road clockwise at J4 – instead it will be fed via the contra-flow onto the anticlockwise carriageway.
  • Warwick Road, Greyfriars Road and New Union Street will be closed – access to Barracks Car Park will be maintained.

Public transport diversions on MotoFest weekend will be as follows:

To allow for Coventry Motofest to be held, Warwick Road, New Union Street and part of the Ring Road will be closed and the following diversions will be in place.

Service 21

Between Mile Lane and Hales Street, will divert via Little Park Street, Earls Street, Jordan Well, Cox Street and Fairfax Street.

New Union Street, Greyfriars Road, Queen Victoria Road and Corporation Street will not be served.

Alternative bus stops are at:

  • Mile Lane
  • Hales Street

Between Trinity Street and Mile Lane, will divert via Hales Street, Fairfax Street, Cox Street, Jordan Well, Much Park Street, St John’s Street and Little Park Street.

Corporation Street, Queen Victoria Road, Greyfriars Road and New Union Street will not be served.

Alternative bus stops are at:

  • Trinity Street
  • Mile Lane


Service 23 and 23A

Between Burges and Quinton Road, will divert via Hales Street, Fairfax Street, Cox Street, Jordan Well, Much Park Street, St John’s Street and Little Park Street.

Corporation Street, Queen Victoria Road, Greyfriars Road and New Union Street will not be served.

Alternative bus stops are at:

  • Burges
  • Quinton Road

Services 23 and 23A between Quinton Road and the Burges are not affected by this diversion.



Services 539 and 580 that normally serve Warwick Road

Between Pool Meadow and Leamington Road, will divert via Quinton Road and Daventry Road.

New Union Street, Warwick Road and Leamington Road (between Warwick Road and Daventry Road) will not be served.

Alternative bus stops are at:

  • St John’s Street
  • Leamington Road (Stivichall Croft bus stop)

Between Leamington Road and Pool Meadow, will divert via Daventry Road and Quinton Road.

Leamington Road (between Daventry Road and Warwick Road), Warwick Road, and New Union Street will not be served.

Alternative bus stops are at:

  • Leamington Road (Stivichall Croft bus stop)
  • Little Park Street


Services 8, 8A, 9 and 9A

Between Pool Meadow and the Rail Station will serve the Burges and will then divert via Cox Street, Jordan Well, Much Park Street, St John’s Street, Quinton Road, Stoney Road and Station Square

Corporation Street, Queen Victoria Road and Greyfriars Road will not be served.

Alternative bus stops are at:

  • Burges
  • Coventry Rail Station

Between the Rail Station and Pool Meadow  will divert via Station Square, Park Road and Quinton Road

New Union Street will not be served.

Alternative stopping places are:

  • Coventry Rail Station
  • Little Park Street


Services 11 and 12X

Between Pool Meadow and the Rail Station will divert via Quinton Road, Stoney Road and Station Square

New Union Street will not be served.

Alternative  bus stops are at:

  • St John’s Street
  • Coventry Rail Station

Between the Rail Station and Pool Meadow will divert via Station Square, Park Road and Quinton Road

New Union Street will not be served.

Alternative bus stops are at

  • Coventry Rail Station
  • Little Park Street


Service 18A

Between Queen Victoria Road and Kenilworth Road will divert via Croft Road, Butts Road, Albany Road and Earlsdon Avenue South.

Greyfriars Road, Warwick Road and Kenilworth Road,(between the junction with Leamington Road and Earlsdon Avenue South) will not be served.

Alternative bus stops are at:

  • Queen Victoria Road
  • Kenilworth Road (Earlsdon Avenue South bus stop)

Between Kenilworth Road and Queen Victoria Road will divert via Earlsdon Avenue South, Albany Road, Butts Road and Croft Road.

Kenilworth Road (between Earlsdon Avenue South and Leamington Road), Warwick Road and Greyfriars Road will not be served.

Alternative bus stops are at:

  • Kenilworth Road (Beechwood Avenue bus stop)
  • Queen Victoria Road