Second forum to update Hatton residents on contentious roadworks - The Leamington Observer

Second forum to update Hatton residents on contentious roadworks

Leamington Editorial 16th Feb, 2024   0

RESIDENTS in Hatton are being invited to a follow-up forum to update them on contentious roadworks on Birmingham Road.

Warwickshire County Council is holding the forum on Tuesday February 20 from 6pm until 7pm at Holy Trinity Church to update the community on the scheme which began before Christmas and is anticipated to last around 11 months.

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.


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

It follows an initial forum in October – a combined event hosted by WCC along with Taylor Wimpey and their appointed contractor for the highways works, McPhillips (Wellington) Ltd.

Following that event, WCC said some of the areas of concern that residents raised have been addressed by the on-site team, including keeping roundabout clear signage on all three arms of the Birmingham Road/Charingworth Drive roundabout, residents only signs on Winderton Avenue to deter its use as a rat run and keeping junction clear signs at the junction for Ugly Bridge Road.

WCC added it will continue to work with residents and businesses, keep any disruption to a minimum and continue to keep residents informed.

For further information on the scheme go to www.warwickshire.gov.uk/4177unionview

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