Work under way on new crossing on Radford Road in Leamington - The Leamington Observer

Work under way on new crossing on Radford Road in Leamington

Leamington Editorial 7th Nov, 2023   0

CYCLING along, and crossing, the Radford Road in Leamington is about to become safer.

Work has begun on a new signal-controlled pedestrian and cycle crossing.

The works, which got under way on Monday (November 6), follow a public consultation on the need for a crossing earlier in the year.

The scheme is funded by the Department for Transport and Sustrans as part of the Paths for Everyone programme which aims to make the National Cycle Network safer and more accessible for everyone.

National Cycle Network Route 41 connects Leamington with Rugby and uses a short section of the busy A425 Radford Road between Newbold Comyn and the Grand Union Canal.

There is further funding in place for future improvements along Route 41, which includes traffic-free trails along the disused railways at Offchurch Greenway, the Lias Line and Great Central Walk.

Warwickshire County Council is working closely with Sustrans and the Canal and River Trust to improve access to the Grand Union Canal near Radford Semele, as well as working with Sustrans and Warwick District Council to sign a diversion route while the footbridge at Radford Meadows is temporarily closed.

The works on the Radford Road crossing, which should be completed by early December, will be undertaken by WCC’s highways contractor Balfour Beatty Living Places.

Some travel disruption is predicted during the construction period so motorists may wish to consider changes to travel patterns to avoid delays.

WCC’s transport spokesperson Coun Jan Matecki said: “I am pleased that works are starting on this important project, which will make it easier for people of all ages and abilities to cross the busy Radford Road and providing residents with safer access to local facilities and recreational opportunities.”

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