'Delays will be unavoidable' warns council as major roundabout works about to start

The major roadworks start tomorrow (Monday, May 13)
The major roadworks start tomorrow (Monday, May 13) -Credit:Derby Telegraph

'Delays will be unavoidable' council bosses have warned on the eve of major roundabout works. Warwickshire County Council has said that improvements to Queensway and Ford Foundry roundabouts in Leamington start tomorrow (Monday, May 13).

It will cause disruption across the area but, to reduce the impact on the network, the works will take place between 9.30am and 3.30pm. It has led to the council to urge road users to plan their journeys in advance and allow extra time.

In a statement, councillor Jan Matecki, the county council's cabinet member for transport and highways, said: "This is a major scheme on busy junctions so, unfortunately, delays will be unavoidable while work is carried out. However, we will work closely with the contractor to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum, so please bear with us.

"In the long term, this scheme will improve safety and traffic flow, increase business and retail activity in the area, as well as provide better pedestrian and cycle facilities."

What will the works do and when will they finish?

Once finished there will be traffic signals at the two roundabouts, additional lanes, shared footway and dedicated off-carriageway cycle routes, and enhanced crossing facilities. The works are due to be finished in summer 2025.

The council has said that the Europa Way Improvement programme has been allocated funding from the Local Growth Fund, administered by the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

Cash has also been provided from developers through planning obligations.

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