The Bermuda Connection will have a large adverse affect on many streets within West Nuneaton and particularly the Arbury area as traffic diverts from existing route seeking to get to the new link road to the A444 and M6. This will create significant road safety, environmental and social issues for a number of streets that will either form part of the new ‘western relief road’ or will be come parallel ‘rat runs’ where traffic speed down to avoid significant traffic queues created by the proposals.
The Bermuda Bridge Action Group have reviewed the evidence prepared to date by Warwickshire County Council and have found many technical flaws in the project and damning statements within the feasibility studies and business case that support the project. As a result of this work BBAG have produced ‘Street Guides’ detailing the likely impact of the scheme on the new ‘rat runs’ that will be created as a result of the scheme. These briefing notes contain the personal views of a professionally qualified design consultant with experience of highway link design, traffic modelling and road accident remedial schemes on the likely impacts of the scheme.
The following streets are expected to suffer negative effects as a result of the scheme:
Arbury Road – Being Prepared
Black-A-Tree Road – Being Prepared
Bucks Hill (refer to Whittleford Road guide)
Fair Isle Drive (refer to The Raywoods guide)
Forrest Way (see Rossendale Way or Kielder Drive guide)
Hazell Way (see Bermuda Road guide)
Hilary Road (see Black-A-Tree Road guide)
Rider Close (refer to the Bermuda Road guide)
Sargasso Lane (refer to the Bermuda Road guide)
St Georges Way – Being prepared
Westmorland Avenue – Being prepared
NOTE: There are many roads in the wider area close to these roads that will be impacted upon by increased levels or pollution and noise from the new routes too but these are too numerous to list.