14th Nov, 2019

Councillors discuss plan to tackle Birmingham Road congestion

A PLAN to tackle congestion on the traffic-choked Birmingham Road was considered this week.

At the Stratford District Council meeting on Monday (April 24) councillors discussed a proposal to change the direction of traffic flow into the town.

Coun Peter Moorse and Coun Jenny Fradgely suggested the council considered the possibility of changing the direction of flow of the third lane in some of the three lane parts of Birmingham Road to create extra capacity, and the creation of a new slip road into Tesco to reduce the traffic going to the Maybird roundabout.

The motion came after the council’s bid for £2.7 million from the Coventry and Warwickshire LEP (CWLEP) to reduce congestion on the often gridlocked road was rejected.

They also called for the Cabinet to liaise with Warwickshire County Council to consider whether the two councils could ‘together contribute funds from reserves to implement quickly the lower cost proposals contained in the bid to the CWLEP.’

The council agreed to peruse the ideas which could start to be implemented as early as July.

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