The contractors working on behalf of HS2 ltd will be closing a section of the A425 Leamington Road near Southam and the public right of way (PRoW) SM24 in order to safely excavate a 15-metre-deep trench and construct the “cut-and-cover” section of the Long Itchington Wood Tunnel. The road and public right of way will be closed from 26 October 2020 for a period of up to nine months. A diversion will be in place for cyclists and road users. A diversion notification for the PRoW will be placed at SM24 access points providing details of the alternative PRoW routes available.   Access will be maintained for businesses and residents within the section of the road that is closed.   The contractors will be installing “Businesses open as usual” signs for businesses leading up to the road closure.