NINETY-THREE cameras at 53 different locations in and around Stratford-upon-Avon have been put up for the biggest traffic survey the town has ever had today (Tuesday).
Motorists will have spotted dozens of temporary cameras appearing on roads in and out of town over the past few days.
Today, the cameras have been switched on so the highways department of Warwickshire County Council can take the biggest survey of traffic flow in Stratford they have ever done.
A spokesperson said: “We do a travel count every year, but nothing quite as comprehensive as this.”
In car parks this morning, drivers are also being asked questions about their journey into town by surveyors with clipboards.
Updating what is known as the ‘Stratford Model’, the findings will be used to pinpoint areas which need traffic works over the next year. They are due to be released in three weeks.
Traffic is a daily problem in Stratford and this survey comes after a steering group outlined 14 different ways of tackling congestion on Birmingham Road.
The busy arterial route into town is due to have its eighth set of traffic lights within one mile put in, and a mixture of short and long-term solutions are being looked at.
Cameras are on Birmingham Road, Evesham Road, Alcester Road, Warwick Road and others. The survey is costing less than £30,000, and was labelled a “bargain.”
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