Lorries to be banned from road in Nuneaton

Lorries will be banned from travelling down a residential road in Nuneaton under new traffic plans. Warwickshire County Council wants permission to prevent articulated lorries from being able to drive along the entirety of Tenlons Road. Also, as part of the proposed order, are plans to mitigate the impact of this on neighbouring streets as well as make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

The county county wants to put small traffic islands in various locations along Bermuda Road, at the southern end, The Bridleway and St Georges Way, at the northern end. The works form part of the wider Bermuda Bridge plan, which will see the current pedestrian-only bridge opened up to traffic.

Islands, similar to the one pictured, will be placed in the Bermuda area

A spokesperson at Warwickshire County Council that the detailed design for Bermuda Connectivity is currently undergoing a technical approval process prior to certification so finer details are not available yet. “With regards to articulated vehicles being prohibited from driving along the Tenlons Road, this action is in accordance with planning condition 11 of the permission granted for the opening of Bermuda Bridge to public traffic.

“This condition stipulates that the scheme should prevent HGV movements on Tenlons Road.”

Safety measures

Among the many concerns raised by residents in the area about opening-up the bridge was the prospect of extra traffic coming past their front doors. Ward councillor Clare Golby, who opposed the plans to open the bridge, sought to mitigate the impact in the area when they were rubber-stamped at Shire Hall.

Lorries to be banned from road in NuneatonThis pedestrian-only bridge will be opened up to traffic

The proposals for Tenlons Road and surrounding streets appear to be the start of these. At the last time of asking, finer details on the plans to open-up the Bermuda bridge were being prepared for the contract to be tendered, with the works due to start in 2020.

Warwickshire County Council is also exploring ways to look at solving other notorious traffic issues in the area, such as a second left-hand turn lane from the A444 towards Heath End Road. Improvements to the Bull Ring, College Street and Heath End Road junctions are also in the pipelline and could also see improvements made to the Greenmoor Road/Heath End Road mini-roundabout.

  

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