Birmingham Road traffic woes aired at public meeting
One of the proposals considers the possible conversion of a two lane section into Stratford on the Birmingham Road which is currently two lane going out of town. Another idea is create a new slip road into Tesco, from an inbound direction on the Birmingham Road.
At times Mr Zahawi had to remind the audience attending the consultation that the key issue for discussion was trying to solve traffic disruption on the Birmingham Road and not dealing with other issues affecting roads in and around Stratford. Nevertheless, some people raised concerns about housing developers and the lack of a core strategy, the need for a Southern Relief Road, lack of busses, lost trade in tourism due to heavy traffic and the actual cost of the whole Birmingham Road exercise if it was given the go ahead.
"We have held traffic summits previously and we listened to your concerns and we asked you what the number one priority was and you told us it was the Birmingham Road. We can still discuss other issues but tonight we are here to try and find some solutions to our main problem - the Birmingham Road," Mr Zahawi said on several occasions.
Over 100 people attended the consultation which will be staged again on Thursday 28th and Saturday 30th January, 10am to 4pm on both days at Stratford ArtsHouse. Feedback forms are available at the consultation events or can be accessed on line at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/birminghamroadstratford
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Full story in the next edition of the Stratford Herald dated 28th January.