Proposed improvements to Rugby gyratory system could start in the summer

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A Rugby gyratory system improvement scheme, designed to better manage traffic, make journey times more reliable, improve local air quality and make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to access the town centre, has been proposed.

As part of a traffic management scheme, Warwickshire County Council intend to install traffic signals with pedestrian and cycling crossing facilities at the junctions of Dunchurch Road / Russelsheim Way and Bilton Road / Russelsheim Way.

The scheme also includes plans to install a puffin crossing on A428 Lawrence Sheriff Street near Sheep Street and, subject to funding, a puffin crossing on Barby Road near Lawrence Sheriff Street.

The preliminary scheme is supported in principle by a wide range of organisations including the Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Rugby Borough Council, Stagecoach Midlands, Rugby First and Sustrans.

Cllr Peter Butlin, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Transport and Planning, said: “The scheme is an important investment in the future of Rugby which will help to support the local economy. We have taken on board initial feedback from a number of local organisations and have designed a scheme which will improve the operation of the gyratory system for motorists whilst also making it more pedestrian and cycle friendly.

The detailed design work on the proposal will start in July 2014 with the intention of starting works on site in January 2015.

You can see the preliminary plans for the proposed improvement scheme by either visiting Rugby Town Hall, Rugby Library, Shire Hall in Warwick or the website