Councillor Leigh Hunt the Borough Councillor for Clifton, Newton and Churchover ward has announced that, "At long last the traffic calming in Clifton is about to become a reality! After several months/years of work the following update was received last week from a senior Warwickshire County Council officer; The works to install these measures will take place during the Warwickshire Schools 6 week holiday period, the contractor has given us a date of Monday 24th July for the start of works and this will be confirmed once the Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (TTROs) have been agreed."
The contractor, Balfour Beatty, is currently working with the Warwickshire County Council street works team to refine their delivery works programme, ensuring that the relevant works permits and TTROs are in place and that our associated diversion routes do not affect orders/works/diversion routes for major projects in the area that have a prior booking in place. Through these discussion there will be various aspects of how and when the contractor will deliver the works to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum.
We are currently compiling a letter that provides information regarding the imminent works, this will be hand delivered to the residents, businesses and stakeholders of Clifton upon Dunsmore.
Councillor Hunt said, "This is great news, and a huge relief after what has not been an easy process. I'm letting you all know as there will inevitably be considerable disruption whilst the works take place, so you may want to avoid Clifton over the summer!"
"At the end of the works, Clifton residents will have what they have been demanding for years: A 20Mph zone through the centre of the village; a comprehensive speed reduction plan; a 7.5 tonne weight limit; improved village entrances with (hopefully) less traffic, and certainly slower traffic. Clifton may no longer be such an attractive place for rat-running!"
Photo: Cllr. Leigh Hunt
Councillor for Clifton, Newton and Churchover Ward
Tel: 01788 569398