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Junction Upgrade Signals Further Improvements to Tamworth Road Network

Posted by Andy Whiles on October 15, 2011 at 12:30 AM

The county council's Highways Team is starting works to upgrade the existing signalised junction at Riverdrive and Fazeley Road in Tamworth.

The works are due to commence on Monday 17 October for a period of four weeks. The upgrade follows on from a major redevelopment of the road network at the Ventura Park retail site, which the county council also carried out and which included the installation of new traffic signals, road markings and improved pedestrian access.

The Ventura Park redevelopment work was carefully coordinated with the help of Tamworth Borough Council with the intention of relieving one of Tamworth’s busiest road networks in order to maximise benefits for shoppers, businesses and motorists.

These works will include an upgrade to the existing traffic signalised junction and installation of pedestrian facilities, including footway improvements along Fazeley Road leading towards Ladybridge.

Improving road safety is the key factor in this project as a pedestrian fatality occurred at the site in 2009. The upgrade will mean that people who prefer not to use the subway will now be able to walk across Riverdrive safely. The new pedestrian facilities will also help to improve sustainable transport links between the town centre and Ventura Park.

During the works, some disruption should be expected with the implementation of a 20mph temporary speed limit to protect the work force. There will be occasions where night working will be required to carry out essential carriageway works.

Every care will be taken to ensure sure that work is completed with the minimum of disturbance to the local community but as with any improvement works, some delay may occur.

Further information about the works can be obtained by calling the Highways Hotline on 0300 111 8000 (calls will be charged at a local rate) or via email http://highways@staffordshire.gov.uk.

To keep up to date with the scheme as it progresses or to find out about future programmed work log onto our Road Improvements page.

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