Huge part of Nuneaton town centre to be no
The town centre is to undergo a huge change to help make it safer for pedestrians
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A huge part of Nuneaton town centre is to become a no-go zone. As of Tuesday (May 3) parts of Abbey Street will be out of bounds for two weeks.
As we reported in our newsletter, the town centre is to undergo a huge change to help make it safer for pedestrians - installing a new automatic bollard system. Market stall holders have repeatedly raised fears about UberEats drivers racing through the town centre, reporting one woman was clipped by one of the takeaway drivers.
Warwickshire County Council, which is responsible for highways, said that as part of plans to help make the town centre safer, it would be installing a new automatic bollard system.
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The town centre is pedestrianised and currently has bollards at all of the main entrances, which block access to vehicles between 10am and 4pm, allowing access only to emergency services vehicles.
From Tuesday at 9am until May 13, works will be taking place to replace the bollards in Abbey Street. This means that the stretch of road up to the junction with Stratford Street will be out of bounds to any vehicles. But there will continue to be access for pedestrians and to shops.
A Warwickshire County Council spokesman said: "The existing automatic rising bollards in Nuneaton and Bedworth have now reached their end-of-life cycle.
"This means they need to be replaced as they are difficult to maintain as many of the parts needed for this are now obsolete. We are therefore replacing all the existing automatic rising bollards and replacing them with new equipment."
The Abbey Street entrance to town is the first area that will receive new bollards and other areas are set to follow.