Post-completion works to be carried out at Coton Arches

Warwickshire County Council is to carry out some minor works at Coton Arches, following the completion of the roundabout signalisation scheme in January, over the coming weeks.

The works, which are due to start on 23rd April, include fixing the bump where the through-road meets the roundabout, a minor kerb realignment on Chilvers Rise as well as some additional footway improvements. Landscaping across the site will also be carried out.

The work carried out at Coton Arches marked the first of a series of highway projects that will form part of the Transforming Nuneaton programme; an ambitious scheme being led by Warwickshire County Council and Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, which is aiming to transform the town centre.

Cllr Jeff Clarke, Warwickshire County Council portfolio holder for Transport and Planning, said:  “The county council and our partners are absolutely committed to making some really positive changes which will attract investment and create an area in the town centre that the town deserves.

“But it is not just about making changes in the town centre itself.  Coton Arches is a major gateway to the town centre and many visitors and potential investors will enter the town through that path, with the arches being their first impression of Nuneaton.

“We have taken on board feedback received and monitored the scheme ourselves and we feel that there are a few tweaks that we can make that will further improve the scheme.  We appreciate that there has been a lot of disruption to traffic in Nuneaton recently and we are determined to keep disruption to the public to a minimum.

“Contractors will be carrying the work out, starting during the Easter holidays. Some of the works will be carried out at night under a road closure to reduce disruption.”

Full details of the Transforming Nuneaton scheme can be found at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/transformingnuneaton