Another forum to update residents on Hatton roadworks - The Leamington Observer

Another forum to update residents on Hatton roadworks

Leamington Editorial 18th Apr, 2024   0

A THIRD resident’s forum is being held in Hatton to update residents on the roadworks on Birmingham Road.

​Warwickshire County Council is holding a follow-up forum to update the community on the contentious roadworks on the A4177.

A letter drop in the area has invited residents and businesses to the forum, to be held on Wednesday April 24, from 6pm until 7pm at Hatton Park Village Hall.

This follows the second forum, in February, a combined event hosted by WCC along with the developer, Taylor Wimpey, and their appointed contractor for the S278 highways works, McPhillips (Wellington) Ltd.




Following that event, some of the areas of concern that residents raised have been addressed by the project delivery team, including the request for the next forum’s location to be changed to the Hatton Park Village Hall for easy access and suitable parking facilities and to inform contractors from the Taylor Wimpey development site to exit the site with caution.

The work is to construct an access road to the new Union View housing development, and has proved hugely unpopular with residents who claim they have already had to endure traffic disruption during the building of the housing development.


Now there are traffic lights on the A4177 outside the Shell garage 24/7 and men at work from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday. There is also no let up at weekends with construction work taking place between 8am and 1pm.

Residents launched a protest against the roadworks back in October, with many parents in particular speaking out about how it would impact the school run.

But locals claim they are not be the only ones effected as thousands of motorists use the A4177 each day, as well as the surrounding roads and motorways including the M40 and M6.

Work began on the scheme prior to Christmas with identifying depths and positions of existing buried utilities and site clearance.

The installation of new and upgraded drainage works were completed before the Easter Holidays on the southbound verge. The next phase of the scheme focuses on the road widening and footway/cycleway construction works.

A spokesperson for WCC said it will continue to work with residents and businesses, keep any disruption to a minimum and continue to keep residents informed.

This latest forum, WCC added, is another opportunity for residents and businesses to share their concerns.

For further information on the scheme go to https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/major-transport-construction-projects/a4177-birmingham-road-hatton-union-view

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