Birmingham Road, Stratford – Improvements Consultation
January 21, 2016 Leave a comment
The public consultation will launch at 5pm on Friday 22nd January at Stratford ArtsHouse (14 Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon). Senior members from Warwickshire County Council and Stratford District Council will be in attendance along with Nadhim Zahawi MP.
Warwickshire County Council is launching a public consultation to ask Stratford-upon-Avon residents their opinions on how the A3400 Birmingham Road corridor could be improved.
The County Council has identified a number of transport proposals that could help reduce congestion on the corridor and improve conditions for pedestrians and cyclists.
The road is a main arterial route linking the A46 to Stratford town centre and retail destinations including Tesco and the Maybird Shopping Park. It’s also a local access route to a growing number of residential areas. The road is often congested with slow average speeds.
The need to tackle congestion on the corridor was identified as one of two key priorities from the Stratford Traffic Summits that were held last year.
Proposals include improving pedestrian and cycle linkages, localised road widening, and a dedicated slip road into Tesco carpark. Longer term measures could include a new east-west link road.
A public exhibition of the proposals will launch on Friday 22nd January at Stratford ArtsHouse (14 Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon) between 5 – 7pm. Senior members from Warwickshire County Council and Stratford District Council will be in attendance along with Nadhim Zahawi MP.
The exhibition will also be open on Thursday 28th and Saturday 30th January at Stratford ArtsHouse between 10am – 4pm. Representatives from Warwickshire County Council’s Transport Planning will be in attendance to answer any queries.
Alternatively, you can go online at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/BirminghamRoadStratford to see details of the proposals (the website will be live from Friday 22nd January).
Feedback forms will be available to complete at the exhibition and on line (CLICK HERE to access website for on line survey) on the website. The exhibition boards will also be on display at Stratford Library from Tuesday 2nd February until Monday 7th March. The closing date for responses is Monday 7th March.
Responses will help inform the development of a scheme proposal for the Birmingham Road corridor and the public will be further consulted on this later this year.
Councillor Peter Butlin, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Transport and Planning, said: “We know that there are complex travel strains on the Birmingham Road, combined with a large number of side road junctions to a wide range of destinations along the corridor.
“33% of people highlighted congestion on the road as a priority to address at the Stratford Traffic Summits last year. Our proposals to improve the corridor are wide-ranging and I encourage people to give their views on the various options.”
Councillor Philip Johnson, Warwickshire County Council’s Chair of the Communities Overview & Scrutiny Committee, said: “These proposals to improve conditions on the Birmingham Road corridor have been developed to reflect the various roles that the road needs to perform, for traffic, pedestrians and cyclists. I hope people will visit the public exhibition and have their say.”
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