IMPROVEMENTS are planned for St John’s junction in Warwick and residents are invited to have their say.
Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is currently developing ideas for how the St John’s junction could be improved to enable future transport changes across the whole of the town centre.
And as part of the St John’s proposal, WCC wants to improve the look and feel of this key gateway to the town and make it easier and safer for people to move around on foot or bicycle.
The proposed scheme for St John’s includes:
– Replacing zebra crossings with signal-controlled Puffin / Toucan crossings
– Upgrading traffic signals equipment
– An off carriageway cycle route
– Additional cycle parking
– Remodelling the Service Road
– One-way flow
– Angled parking
– Blue badge parking
– Prohibiting right turn movement into and out of Service Road from St. John’s
– Public Realm improvements/Landscaping (de-cluttering)
Residents, and visitors, to Warwick are being asked to give their views on the proposed scheme from Monday (November 14) at a series of public engagement events in the town centre and online.
Public drop-in sessions will be held at Shire Hall in Warwick on Monday (November 14), November 28 and December 8 between 10am and 3pm.
While an online event will take place between 7pm and 8pm on November 23 via Microsoft teams at https://bit.ly/StJohnsEngagement
Coun Wallace Redford, WCC spokesperson for transport and planning, said: “At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring that our residents are supported through excellent transport infrastructure and our plans to redesign and redevelop the St John’s Junction are a prime example of this.
“We are keen to encourage as many of our residents as possible to adopt active travel, such as walking and cycling, for short journeys and a big part of this is to provide the infrastructure that allows for this to be both possible and desirable for our residents and visitors. It is for this reason that so much thought has gone in to ensuring that the St John’s Junction scheme benefits motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
“I hope as many residents and visitors to the town of Warwick take the opportunity to engage with our plans and help to shape our exciting plans for transport in the area.”