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)

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Shipston Road/Clifford Lane

Update

Roadworks to improve the highways around the new Waitrose supermarket in Stratford-upon-Avon were completed in time for the opening of the store.

Update – 29th June 2012

Roadworks to improve the highways around a new Stratford-upon-Avon supermarket development have progressed well and are on schedule to be completed early next month.

Warwickshire County Council’s Design Service engineers are pleased to report that contractors Fitzgerald Civil Engineering have made good progress and the new roundabout will be ready before the new Waitrose supermarket opens on 26 July…

Read the full press release (msword, 57kb)

  

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Information regarding Night-time Closures and Night-time working at Shipston Road/ Clifford Lane Junction, Stratford.

WCC Engineers are now able to confirm the dates for the closures of Clifford Lane and the night-time working arrangements for the works to construct a new roundabout for the Rosebird Centre.

Night works with the closure of Clifford Lane/Shipston Road junction will be carried out on the 11th, 12th, 13th and 26th of June 2012. Clifford lane will be closed from 19:30 in the evening to 0:600 the following morning.

Night works involving three way lights will be carried out between 14th to the 29th June, 2012.

Any works on the footways and other areas off the carriageway will be carried out during the day.

Works are likely to be completed by early July 2012

During the closures, people should be advised that there is a different diversion route for HGVs than for other vehicles.

Diversion routes

Diversion route for HGV traffic (pdf, 384kb)
Diversion route for all other traffic (pdf, 699kb)

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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.

Blackhorse Road / Ironbridge Way – Exhall

Plan of changes to Blackhorse Road and Ironbridge Way

22 October 2010 – Works Completed

Blackhorse Road and Ironbrige Way Complete Blackhorse Road and Ironbrige Way Complete

7 October 2010 – Progress Report

Blackhorse Road Excavation Works  Blackhorse Road view to new junction

Traffic Management – 3 August 2010
The works are to be done using a series of temporary road closures along Ironbridge Way, starting with the section from the junction with Blackhorse Road to Channel Way. A temporary road closure will be in place on Blackhorse Road at the new junction during September to enable service diversions and tie-in works to be carried out. Accesses to all properties and businesses will be maintainted at all times during the works however local diversions of traffic will be necessary. All diversion routes are to be clearly signed.

Background – 20 July 2010
The scheme includes the construction of a new priority junction at the Western junction of Ironbridge Way and Blackhorse Road. On Ironbridge Way remedial roadworks are to be carried out. Two pedestrian crossings are to be installed on Ironbridge Way (a Zebra crossing and a Puffin crossing) together with traffic calming measures (raised speed tables). 

The improvement work will start on Monday 2 August and is expected to take approximately 12 weeks to complete

Blackhorse Road / Ironbridge Way Plan (pdf, 1mb)

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