22 Oct County Highway investment to remove problem Nuneaton bridge
The bridge on Hinckley Road, notorious as a blackspot for HGV vehicle strikes and consequent traffic problems, will be removed as part of Conservative County Council plans to improve highways in the area.
Local County Councillor and leading Cabinet Member, Cllr Jeff Clarke, has long campaigned on the County Council for a resolution to this issue and is now pleased to report that with Central Government funding along with County Council support, this issue will finally be resolved.
Cllr Jeff Clarke, Nuneaton East Division, said: “This issue has been prioritised by the County Council to seek Government funding as part of an overall package of measures to deliver better and more accessible highway provision into and around Nuneaton. Not only will it improve the local highway network, it will resolve long standing issues of queuing on Higham Lane and Hinckley Road which many residents have long called for.”
The County Council have successfully secured a further £2.8 million of Government funding to be part of a programme of works to help residents more easily access our Town Centre and get the east of Nuneaton moving again.
Cllr Clarke continued: “This has been a problem for a number of years and it is only by working with my Conservative colleagues at Shire Hall that it is finally being addressed. Yet again, this demonstrates that it is only the Conservatives at Shire Hall who will deliver the infrastructure improvements that Nuneaton desperately needs.”
Cllr Clarke will now be working with officers to draw up the details to ensure delivery of the projects funded by the Conservative Government through the Department for Transport’s National Productivity Investment Fund.