Date set for contentious roadworks in Hatton to begin - The Leamington Observer

Date set for contentious roadworks in Hatton to begin

Leamington Editorial 8th Nov, 2023   0

CONTENTIOUS works set to subject Hatton residents to another 11 months of traffic misery get under way later this month.

Warwickshire County Council confirmed the start date for the roadworks on the A4177 Birmingham Road was November 20.

The planned highway works are connected to the new Union View housing estate and will include widening of the road, a pedestrian crossing point, improvements to footways and cycleways, new upgraded drainage and upgraded street lighting.

Traffic management will be in operation throughout the scheme and will be operated manually during working hours to maintain the flow of traffic in the area. Disruption will be kept to a minimum ensuring both the travelling public and site operatives are kept safe.

Work on the highway will pause for approximately two weeks over the Christmas and New Year holiday period, from Friday December 22 to Tuesday January 2.

But the plans for more roadworks in the area have left residents fuming.

Protesters gathered on the corner of Charingworth Drive and Birmingham Road last month in opposition to the work which follows on from over a year of delays as a result of the building of houses on the Union View development.

The biggest concern raised on Facebook page Hatton Park Locals was by parents frustrated that this latest batch of roadworks would mean more hold-ups in getting their children to school on time.

A drop-in event was held for residents in October to pose their questions ahead of the roadworks taking place, attended by teams from WCC, developer Taylor Wimpey, and the contractor.

A WCC spokesperson said: “We would like to thank residents for their continued support and attendance at the recent evening engagement forum.

“We continue to listen, along with our partners in the scheme, and provide answers wherever we can.

“The scheme is essential and there are limits to how far we can make adaptations as the work moves forward. However, we urge residents to keep talking to us and to keep sharing ideas and views.

“We can assure people that we will keep them informed and we will be doing all we can to ensure the work is carried out as smoothly and quickly as possible, with minimal disruption.”

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