North West Warwick Cycle Scheme – Lock Lane to Greenway

Update 18/12/2013

Works are progressing well and are currently on schedule, the old bridge has been removed and the remaining structure is being demolished.

As we move into the festive period works the works will temporally stop on site from the 20th December 2013 until the 6th January 2014. This break is normal for the construction industry and has been programmed into the works.

Consultation drawing

 

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Warwickshire county Council will carrying out works on Lock Lane Footbridge and the footways along Woodloes recreational ground. This work is to improve Warwick’s cycle network.

The Scheme

The scheme involves widening existing footway route between Lock Lane and Greenway. Providing a minimum width of combined footway and cycleway of 3.0m. This includes replacing existing bridge at Lock Lane with a new 3.5m wide bridge.

Will the Footway be Closed?

Lock Lane Footbridge will be closed during the works. From 2nd Decemeber 2013 until 11th April 2014. The diversion route will be Lynton Close footpath, Lynton Close, South Deansway Footpath, Scar Bank Footbridge, Scar Bank, Millers Road, Lock Lane (and vice versa). This will be signed during the works.

What happens next?

CLM the contractor appointed by the County Council to carry out the work, will be on site in the next week for a period of approximately 4 months. During this period

  • Lock Lane Footbridge will be demolished and replaced;
  • Footways between Lock Lane and Greenway will be widened to 3.0m;
  • New section of footway/cycleway will be constructed across Woodloes recreation ground.

Updates on progress of works will be published on this webpage during the works.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns please contact (Paul Bentley), Design Services, Warwickshire County Council.

Telephone: 01926 418029

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Fishers Brook Culvert

Update: 24th April 2013

As of 29th March 2013 all major works are now complete and the road is fully open. Some additional landscaping will take place this Autumn to reinstate some lost hedge rows.

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Update: 25th September 2012

The road improvement scheme continues;

The scheme involves widening the water course and demolishing and replacing the existing culverts beneath the A429 Stratford Road and Leafield Farm Access Road.

The objective of the scheme is to reduce the risk of flooding on Stratford Road and nearby properties. The contractor

Danaher and Walsh started on site 2nd July with the scheme estimated to be complete Winter 2012. The Stratford Road will remain open during the works. To ensure public safety, a speed restriction of 10mph will be in force between Edgehill Lane and Fishers Court. Traffic lights will also be in operation for the duration of the works. Access to private driveways will be maintained during the works, but the footway/cycleway above the culvert on the East side of Stratford Road will be closed from July untilthe completion of the works.

The footpath between Stratford Road and Shelley Ave will also be closed from Early September to completion. Every effort will be made to minimise disruption and inconvenience during the work.

Works Update: Leafield Farm culvert is now nearing completion; only minor landscaping works need to be finished.

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A road improvement scheme has commenced this week to reduce the flood risk on a major Warwick route. The scheme involves widening the water course and demolishing and replacing the existing culverts beneath the A429 Stratford Road and Leafield Farm Access Road. The objective of the scheme is to reduce the risk of flooding on Stratford Roadand nearby properties. The contractor Danaher and Walsh started on site 2nd July with the scheme estimated to be complete in Early December. The Stratford Road will remain open during the works. To ensure public safety, a speed restriction of 10mph will be in force between Edgehill Lane and Fishers Court. Occasionally temporary traffic lights will be in operation with exact dates to be confirmed. Access to private driveways will be maintained during the works, but the footway/cycleway above the culvert on the East side of Stratford Road will be closed from July until December. The footpath between Stratford Road and Shelley Ave will also be closed from Early September to December. Every effort will be made to minimise disruption and inconvenience during the work. Please see  the attached drawings for further details about the scheme, monthly updates regarding the scheme will be published on this web page. If you require any further information please contact Design Services email: highwaydesign@warwickshire.gov.uk tel: 01926 418029 Drawing number 3_A429-15_13B (pdf, 872kb) Drawing number 3_A429-15_01G (pdf, 1.8mb)

Leamington Urban Mixed Priority scheme (LUMP)

The Leamington Urban Mixed Priority scheme is the result of lengthy consultation with residents, traders and other key stakeholders in Leamington to find the best solution for the town centre. The scheme was partly funded by Central Government and is part of a national initiative intended to make town centres safer for people walking and cycling.

The scheme that covered The Parade, Victoria Terrace, Bath Street and Clarendon Avenue involved widening footways, raised platforms at pedestrian crossing points, updating traffic signals, installing new signals at the junction of the Parade and Clarendon Avenue, reducing street furniture and road signs, and creating a 20 mph speed limit for vehicles.

At the same time, the roads were resurfaced and the footways were repaved. The street lighting system and communal seating was also renewed.

The aim was to create a safe and pleasant environment for shoppers, which we feel has been achieved.

Feedback from stakeholders to the completed works has been very positive, although problems had arisen with the modular paving which was trafficked and damaged by vehicles parking illegally when making deliveries to retail premises. This problem ceased with the introduction of decriminalisation of parking in Leamington. Initial feedback has also shown that accident figures involving pedestrians has not reduced as expected.

Phase 1

In undertaking the works to the Parade very shallow cellars were found which extend out into the Parade, quite often to the kerb line. Although the cellars were known to exist there was no knowledge of the shallow depth or the condition of some of them.

Previous works on the Parade have also damaged some of the cellars which required immediate repair to make them safe.

Phase 1 commenced in April 2005 and was terminated in November 2005 due to delays in completion as a result of the unforeseen work required to the cellars. This has meant that the final phase of the enhancement work south of the River Leam to the junction with High Street, Phase 2, was postponed until summer 2006.

Phase 2

Works on Phase 2 of Leamington Urban Mixed Priority Project (LUMP) started on the 12th June 2006. The works were carried out during the summer and were on the lower part of the Parade adjacent to Jephson Gardens, Victoria Terrace, Bath Street and Spencer Street in the Leamington Old Town area. They involved widening footways, raising platforms at pedestrian crossing points, updating traffic signals, reducing street furniture and road signs and creating a 20mph speed limit. The works were completed in September 2006.

At the same time, the roads were resurfaced and the footways were repaved. New street lighting and seating has also been installed. Due to the nature of the works within the town centre, Warwickshire County Council, on the advice of the Health and Safety Executive, had to initiate road closures during the construction works to safeguard the publics’ safety.

The 13 week contract was completed one week ahead of programme with the re-opening of Victoria Terrace and Bath Street to public traffic and also return to normal bus services.

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Connect2Kenilworth combined cycleway and footbridge

This new single span bridge provides a link over the A429 Coventry Road for users of The Greenway, and is part of the wider Connect2Kenilworth project, which in turn is part of a national project which aims to  ‘enable millions of people to make everyday, local journeys by foot or bike’.

Following an extensive public consultation on three designs produced by Design Services, the public voted for the bridge shown below.

Artists impression of chosen design

Artists impression of chosen design

The County Council commissioned Curral Lewis & Martin Ltd to construct the bridge.  Close working with all parties ensured the bridge was completed 4 weeks early and £30,000 under budget.

The bridge was lifted into place on the 10th September 2011 during an overnight road closure, watched by a large crowed of local residents.

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Small Highway Improvement Schemes (LTP Contract)

No current schemes at present.

Gallows Hill

Plan of Gallows Hill, Banbury Road Junction

 

 

 

Timber fencing has started to be installed along Banbury Road Acoustic timber fencing has been installed adjacent to Tollgate Cottage Topsoil has been laid over parts of the site Maintenance lay-by has been installed off Heathcote Lane New road surfacing has been installed across the site  Road signs and markings installed

New drainage installed  New Kerb Drains Foundations of road nearly finished The site under snow

Work off the carriageway began with removing the topsoil. Archaeologists carried out a survey of the area and discovered a number of musket balls along with other small artefacts. You can view some of the items found below.

Items found at Gallows Hill 1

Items found at Gallows Hill 1

 

Items found at Gallows Hill 2

Items found at Gallows Hill 2

Talisman Square, Kenilworth – Retail Development

Warwick District Council as the local Planning Authority granted permission for the development of Talisman Square, Kenilworth for retail development. A condition of the planning approval required alterations to existing roads in the vicinity which was carried by the Highway Authority of Warwickshire County Council. The required highway works were wholly funded by the developer.

The works consisted of the provision of a new access to the Waitrose store off Bertie Road and modifications to the surrounding road system including implementation of one-way traffic system, traffic calming measures such as road narrowing and a road hump, provision of a ghost island right turn lane into Waverley Road from Warwick Road, a new Zebra crossing on Station Road and a new Puffin crossing on Priory Road

Construction started on Monday 19th May 2008 and are now completed. The contractor for the highway works was Weldon Plant Ltd.

The work was planned to be coordinate with the major sewerage work being carried out by Severn-Trent Water, to keep traffic disruption to a minimum. The one-way traffic system is being implemented following the completion of Severn Trent’s work in Waverley Road, and the works on Priory Road and at the Waverley Road / Warwick Road junction are being carried out whilst there is less traffic in the area due to the Severn Trent closure of Warwick Road.

Below are drawings indicating the scheme proposals. You can view an Acrobat file of the plans by clicking the following links. The size of the files vary from 290 up to 1.1mb and depending on the speed of your connection, may take a while to download.

Talisman Square general layout (pdf, 1.1mb)

General arrangement drawing 1 of 2 (pdf, 773kb)

General arrangement drawing 2 of 2 (pdf, 592kb)

Priory Road puffin crossing (pdf, 290kb)

For general enquiries please contact highwaydesign@warwickshire.gov.uk or telephone 01926 476822.