Warwickshire County Council’s programme of works in and around Warwick town centre are gathering pace with the first phase of the work now well underway. We are pleased to report that the works on Priory Road are progressing as planned and are being delivered to the programme timescale.
What has happened
The site works started with the set up of a temporary road closure and traffic diversion to help manage the flow of traffic during the construction stage and to allow the works to be carried out safely and more efficiently.
Work then began on the Priory Park side to remove the existing tarmac path and kerbs and to excavate for and lay new kerbs to construct the new wider footway/cycleway.
Works then transferred onto the opposite side of Priory Road, to undertake localised footway widening, and to resurface the footways from Cross Street to Northgate.
What will happen next?
Work is now focussed on the junction with Chapel Street, involving installation of traffic islands and block paving, with works in this area expected to take around a week to complete.
The final phase of the Priory Road works will be undertaken over the weekend of 10th/11th February (subject to weather) and will include laying a new road surface, construction of the speed reduction features including a road hump, raised junction section and speed cushions to complement the recently introduced 20mph speed limit. Finishing works including, putting down road marking and new traffic signs will be carried out after the road surfacing work.
As always, with any programme of road improvements, there is some disruption for commuters although we have put measures in place to help to reduce the impact at peak traffic times. Our apologies for any delays caused to you on your journey to work, we are trying to minimise the delay to traffic at peak times.
Thank you for your continued patience and co-operation.
The Priory Road works are part of a wider improvement plan for the Town Centre which will bring about improved traffic flows, provide better facilities for pedestrians and cyclists and enhance the town centre environment.
For further information please visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/warwicktowncentre.