The following has been taken from May’s Walton & Wellesbourne News, it has mention of the possible traffic issues caused by the building work taking place Redhill site.
Written by Geoff Rose in WWN.
This year we have been spared severe frosts but the rain has washed out weaknesses in our roads and walkways but we do regularly report faults to WCC Highways Our roads are wearing out at busy junctions and some of you may have noticed paint marks at the “T” junction of Newbold Rd. and Kineton Rd, indicating an area due for resurface repair. Contractors trenching for the BT fibre optic campaign have not helped. They have left “make do” mends in the asphalt and twice had be called back to re-work cuts across Stratford Rd. and Bridge St,
Early last November we had meetings with the site management at Redhill of M V Kelly and Persimmon to come to an understanding to observe the 7.5 tonne limit necessary in Bridge St / Ettington Rd and Stratford Rd. Thankfully this resulted in the motorway – type road sign erected late November at the north end of Bridge St (see above) directing suppliers trucks round the Wellesbourne Bypass, A429. What is more, this was incorporated in their Traffic Plan as a contract condition with their suppliers, which made it legal! Since then, we’ve made a similar memorandum of understanding with Banner Homes to use the Bypass route and very detailed definition of the route to and from Lowes Lane, which again was incorporated in their Traffic Plan. For this 5 – house project in such a confined space we keep a daily contact with the site manager who shares his immediate tasks with us and essentially includes local residents of Lowes Lane and Chapel St. We have a very dedicated group of people who report to the PC Office about stray trucks squeezing through Chapel St. Unfortunately, some of these are “White Vans” concerned with the services to be connected to the Donkey Field. We have had brief contact with Graddons at the former Police House site who responded positively by providing extra netting barriers to protect the side of the Pharmacy against falling rubble during demolition. Fortunately this went off with only the barrier slightly bent! Finally, at local market traffic meetings under our Community Forum we are concerned that with the prospect of much further development in the area of the “Distribution Park”; we need to consider a Traffic Plan for the whole Bypass & Westward area to include vehicle and pedestrian circulation safety.
*note this was not written by mywellesbourne