A better place for all
Northgate Junction proposals - advance notice of works
Work is due to commence in May 2019 on a public realm scheme at Northgate which will improve the setting of a key gateway into the town by reducing the footprint of the existing traffic island junction and introducing informal crossing points to make it easier for pedestrians to cross. The scheme also includes a number of traffic management changes including a right turn only into Northgate Street from Barrack Street and prohibiting a right turn into Northgate Street for Eastbound vehicles travelling from Saltisford/A425.
A public consultation was held in summer 2016 to seek the views of residents, local businesses and stakeholders to a number of transport proposals for Warwick town centre.
The purpose of the consultation was to gauge the level of support from the public and stakeholders to the overall proposals for the town centre to help decide whether to develop them further. Additional detail was provided on the 20mph zone (including changes to Priory Road) and the area around Northgate junction as these have been identified as ‘early deliverables’ which could start to be progressed in 2017.
The closing date for consultation responses was Monday 22 August 2016.
Following a report to WCC’s Cabinet on 8 December 2016, agreement has been reached to further develop the transport proposals, including:
- Modifications to key town centre gateways such as the Northgate, Westgate and Eastgate junctions;
- One-way routing along High Street/Jury Street and The Butts;
- New crossing points;
- Improved cycle links;
- Priority signals for buses and reduced street clutter.
20 mph zone and Priory Road infrastructure works
The 20mph zone for the town centre has been introduced, with 20mph road signs being installed on entrances to the town centre. This is alongside changes to Priory Road to reduce speeds and provide a new shared use footway/cycleway. A new zebra crossing along Cape Road has been installed as part of the Safer Routes to School programme.
A detailed design is currently being drawn up and stakeholders will be informed of this in autumn 2018. The principles of the junction changes are as set out in the public consultation in summer 2016. For further information see the ‘Northgate’ link.
A425 Saltisford/Northgate/Northgate Street/Barrack Street junction improvement
Further to the public consultation on Warwick Town Centre in the summer of 2016, we will be making improvements to the A425 Saltisford/Northgate/Northgate Street/Barrack Street junction.
Details of the improvements are in the ‘Northgate’ link.