Warwickshire County Council has today launched the consultation on the Bermuda Connection scheme, aimed at reducing congestion and journey times in and around Nuneaton town centre.
Getting West Nuneaton Moving: Bermuda Connection is a scheme to deliver additional highway capacity in Nuneaton, by creating a new 1.3-mile link between West Nuneaton and the Griff Roundabout via the existing Bermuda Bridge over the A444.
Among the proposed benefits will be reduced journey times and congestion on the A444 in the town centre and other radial routes in west Nuneaton; enhancing access to local businesses, amenities and residential areas, particularly in Bermuda and adjoining areas; improving connectivity to Bermuda Park Rail Station, which will soon be served by more frequent trains to Coventry.
There was a previous consultation for the scheme among local residents and businesses which has helped to form the current design.
Following the initial consultation, the scheme was reviewed and the main components of it now include
- improvements to Bermuda Bridge and connecting it to the highway on either side; improvements to the Heath End Road / Tenlons Road Junction;
- minor improvements to the bend on the Southern Section of Bermuda Road;
- refuge islands at southern end of Bermuda Road (approaching the bend), The Bridleway and St Georges Way enabling pedestrians and cyclists to cross the road;
- amendments to layout of the bus turning area on The Bridleway;
- a shared pedestrian / cycle path running between St Georges Way via Bermuda Bridge to The Bridleway; and
- parking and loading restrictions along the entire link route.
Cllr Jeff Clarke, portfolio holder for transport and planning, said: “I urge people living in Nuneaton as well as those who travel along the A444 to get involved with the consultation and share their views.
“There are a raft of changes taking place in and around Nuneaton, not only in the town centre but also in the surrounding areas, and this link will help us to unlock West Nuneaton and get the traffic moving.
“This will have a very positive effect on the travelling in and out of Nuneaton town centre and will help it to achieve its potential as both a place to live and a place to do business.”
The consultation, complete with background information, is available for feedback at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/ask
Further queries regarding the scheme, including requests for a paper copy of the survey, can be sent to the following e-mail address: