The existing Bermuda bridge was constructed in 1974 and was designed to accommodate vehicles. However, currently, only pedestrians and cyclists can access the bridge.
The scheme focuses on opening up the existing bridge to two-way traffic, delivering additional highway capacity and improved connectivity between West Nuneaton and Griff Roundabout
Objectives and aims
It is a highway scheme focused on the improvement and refurbishment of the bridge, and connecting it to the existing local highway network for the purpose of creating an approximate 1.3-mile direct two-way highway link between West Nuneaton and the Griff Roundabout.
The scheme will deliver the following range of benefits for the local community in the wider West Nuneaton area:
- contribute towards reducing journey times for local residents on a number of routes in the West Nuneaton area
- contribute towards reducing congestion in parts of the town centre, thus improving links onto the A444 in Nuneaton for residents in other parts of the town
- enhance accessibility to local businesses, amenities and residential areas, particularly in Bermuda and adjoining areas
- support economic growth in Nuneaton by enhancing accessibility to existing and future local jobs
- improve connectivity to Bermuda Park Rail Station, which will soon be served by two trains per hour to Coventry
- provide an improved environment for cyclists and pedestrians to increase mode choice and accessibility
- drive forward further economic growth in Nuneaton, including potential employment and housing development along the new highway link route
- complement the wider economic aspirations of the Coventry and Warwickshire subregion, such as Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) Strategic Economic Plan