Project to convert Kenilworth footbridge for cycling delayed by four months

By James Smith

9th Dec 2022 | Local News

Work on the Clarke's Avenue / Farmer Ward Road bridge was supposed to start at the end of November (image via google.maps)
Work on the Clarke's Avenue / Farmer Ward Road bridge was supposed to start at the end of November (image via google.maps)

Works to turn a Kenilworth footbridge into a joint cycling and pedestrian crossing have been delayed by four months.

Warwickshire County Council had told Nub News that the Clarke's Avenue / Farmer Ward Road bridge scheme would get underway at the end of November, but now the project will not get start until next March.

Updating Kenilworth Town Council last week, Cllr Andrew Milton said this was because the contractor could not schedule the works until the new year.

 "The work on that has been delayed until the new year, it is looking like March," he said. 

"This is disappointing, but it is the first slot that Balfour Beatty have. 

"Apparently a little bit more time was also needed by Network Rail. Dealing with these multiple bodies does get very complicated."

Residents were given their say on the scheme earlier this year.

It will eventually see kerbs dropped, barriers removed and the path widened and resurfaced and new markings added.

The town council approved a £27,500 budget for the project in February - with its county colleagues also set to provide funding.

     

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