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.
The Europa Way Improvement programme has 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.