Expect weeks of disruption over Gateway plans - The Redditch Standard

Expect weeks of disruption over Gateway plans

Redditch Editorial 1st Feb, 2020   0

THE disruption caused by the Gateway is set to continue in the months ahead after Warwickshire County Council announced the closure of the A4023 Coventry Highway from the McDonald’s island to the A435 at Gorcott Hill.

The road is expected to be closed for five weeks in April and May for the installation of traffic lights serving the Redditch Eastern Gateway.

And there’s anger that the suggested alternative route will take traffic back along the Coventry Highway to the Alvechurch Highway, then out the Warwick Highway to the Dog Island at Mappleborough Green and then up the A435.

“As local residents I want to know why they’re not telling drivers to come off or join the M42 at Junction 2 of the M42 rather than sending them to the Dog Island which is already at saturation point,” said Mappleborough Green Parish Councillor and local school governor Maureen Berry.

“They need to avoid the area, not send more traffic into it.”


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