Background

Warwickshire County Council held a public consultation to ask Stratford-upon-Avon residents their opinions on how the A3400 Birmingham Road corridor could be improved. The county council has identified a number of transport proposals that could help reduce congestion on the corridor and improve conditions for pedestrians and cyclists.

The road is a main arterial route linking the A46 to Stratford town centre and retail destinations including Tesco and the Maybird Shopping Park. It’s also a local access route to a growing number of residential areas. The road is often congested with slow average speeds.

The need to tackle congestion on the corridor was identified as one of two key priorities from the Stratford Traffic Summits that were held last year.

Proposals include improving pedestrian and cycle linkages, localised road widening, and a dedicated slip road into Tesco carpark. Longer term measures could include a new east-west link road.