TESCO – Bedworth

Update: 18th January 2012

Warwickshire County Council are please to announce that the roadwork’s for the new Tesco superstore in Bedworth were finished in time to allow the store to open on 5th December as advertised.

WCC worked hard with the contractor, Fitzgerald, to ensure all the various elements were in place.

Upon the store opening, George Street Ringway was fully opened for 2-way traffic to allow access to the store from east or west directions. Sleath’s Yard also now connects the new Tesco store and surrounding businesses with the Town Centre and AllSaints Square.

There are two vehicular entrances to the store; the main access is off the new roundabout on George Street Ringway, the other offMill streetis for deliveries, residents and taxis only.

Pedestrian access has been considered greatly here also due to the close town and residential proximity. There are several access points alongMill street,Leicester streetand George Street Ringway.

Pedestrian routes around the area have been greatly improved with the new junction layout, giving pedestrian priority and additional crossing points throughout. Guard rails have been put in place to ensure pedestrian safety and footways widened for ease of walking.

Engineers are aware of some traffic congestion due to a combination of the new signals and residents getting used to the new road layout and are making minor changes to improve the situation.


Update: 29th July 2011

Fitzgerald Contractors Ltd have been appointed to carry out the £900,000 scheme which is expected to be complete so that the store can open at the end of November.

The work will involve the construction of a new traffic signal atPark Road/Newtown Road/George StreetRingway/Mill Streetjunction, improvements to George Street Ringway to enable two-way traffic and access to Tesco and changing the priority of George Street Ringway/Leicester Street Junction. The works also include public realm improvements onMill Street,Leicester Streetand Sleath’s Yard.

Unfortunately some disruption and delays will be unavoidable and there will be various temporary road closures and diversions to facilitate the works. The Contractor will endeavour, however, to keep delays and disruption to a minimum.

Highway works layout (pdf, 354kb)

Update: 6th July 2011

The roadworks associated with the new Tesco Store in Bedworth are expected to commence shortly.

The proposal includes the construction of a new traffic signal junction at the Mill Street/Newtown Road/Park Road /Mill Street junction, a new Roundabout access to the Tesco site and amendments to the George Street/Leicester Street Junction.

Some off highway works has been carried out by Tesco in advance of the roadworks contract. Service diversions are also set to commence shortly in preparation for the roadworks and new store.

It is hoped that the works can be completed by the end of November 2011 in time for the opening of the new store.

Proposed site layout (pdf, 1.4mb)

A temporary road closure on Park Road will be required for a period of time to enable service diversion work for the new traffic signal junction to be carried out. Traffic diversions will be in place during the closure. Exact details have not yet been confirmed however further information will be provided as it becomes available.

It is also likely that eastbound buses on Mill Street will be re-routed onto the George Street Ringway for the duration of the works to enable road construction work. Bus companies will be providing public information regarding the diversions and changes to bus schedules / stops etc.

New statutory service supplies are also required for the new store and there will inevitably be some disruption to road users.  Warwickshire County Council and Fitzgerald Contractors will endeavour to restrict the disruption to a minimum throughout the works.

For further information on the project please email highwaydesign@warwickshire.gov.uk or telephone 01926 476822.


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