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Google Maps - Overview of the A452 Europa Way corridor

Why are we doing the improvements?

The A452 Europa Way corridor is a key route between the M40, Leamington Spa and Warwick. It is currently operating at capacity with heavy congestion at peak times. This includes regular queues back to the M40.

Without improvement the situation will worsen. New job creation and house building in the area will put more pressure on the travel network. The Warwick District Local Plan has identified that approximately 4,500 homes will be built within the corridor by 2029.

Activity in the wider area will affect the corridor. 3,000 homes will be built in nearby Gaydon and Lighthorne Heath – as recognised in the Stratford-on-Avon District Core Strategy.

Programme details

The A452 Europa Way programme consists of a series of highways and sustainable transport improvement schemes. This programme will be a combination of developer led and funded schemes and council led schemes.

It includes:

  • upgrading Europa Way to increase capacity, active travel and safety through the corridor
  • upgrading junctions within the corridor
  • new accesses into development sites
  • a 500 space Park and Ride facility
  • cycling and walking infrastructure

The work will result in improved traffic flows and reduced journey times. There will be a network of sustainable transport infrastructure and a choice of alternative forms of travel.

The programme considers:

  • the timing of the developer led and funded schemes
  • minimising travel disruption
  • funding availability required to deliver the council led schemes
  • design and construction challenges that may arise during programme delivery.


The Europa Way Improvement programme is being funded by developers through s106 and s278 agreements. It has also been allocated £3.6 million in funding from the Local Growth Fund, administered by the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

This funding will be used to take forward key transport improvements within the corridor.

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