Oakley Wood Road pedestrian refuge & mini roundabout
Working in collaboration with Warwickshire County Council, Community Speed Watch & local residents, the Parish Council are pleased to have delivered a significant road safety enhancement on Oakley Wood Road. The scheme consists of a pedestrian refuge allowing residents to cross the busy road in safety & a mini roundabout to slow traffic at the junction with Church Hill.
The scheme is the second part of the Parish Council’s plan to improve road safety in the village part of the parish & compliments the raised table junction already constructed at the junction of Church Hill / Savages Close. The third part of the plan is a raised table junction at Mallory Road / Seven Acre Close with associated speed limit reduction. The design for this scheme is complete & has passed safety audit & is cleared for construction by AC Lloyd in Spring 2022.
Cllr Leigh Carter has been the driving force behind these schemes and said “with all the new housing being constructed in the parish we have seen a huge increase in commuter traffic using Oakley Wood Road & Mallory Road. Our Speed Watch team have recorded significant numbers of drivers pass through the village at high speeds with little regard for the community. As well as being a danger to pedestrians, cyclists & other road users it is also a source of considerable anxiety for residents, negatively affecting their mental health & eroding the quality of village life. These schemes, when taken as a whole, leave drivers in no doubt they are travelling through a village & not the open road & encourage them to moderate their speeds accordingly”.
Visit the Traffic calming measures page for more information about future plans in the parish.