Stratford-upon-Avon Cattlemarket Section 278 Works

About the project

Warwickshire County Council contracted Danaher & Walsh to carry out this large, complex Section 278 project in historic Stratford-upon-Avon.

Key details

Warwickshire County Council
Project value

Key aims and challenges

The basis of the scheme, funded by a housing developer, was improving access to the town's railway station and making associated improvements to traffic junctions in the surrounding area.

The previous road access to the station was closed and significant earthworks (including 4,200 tonne imported fill) were carried out. An attractive, block-paved pedestrian walkway (totalling over 1,100m2) was constructed to provide safe, new access for pedestrians to the town’s railway station. A new flight of concrete steps was constructed to connect this to the adjacent Alcester Road.

A new traffic signalised junction was constructed on Alcester Road to connect the access road to a new housing development. Minor improvements were made to several traffic signalised junctions on Birmingham Road and Arden Street. Further improvements and surfacing works were carried out to Western Road, to provide better vehicular access to the railway station.

How did we do?

A critical aspect of this scheme was the provisions that were made for various major events that took place in and around Stratford, so that any potential disruption caused by the works was eliminated or minimised. These events included the River Festival, Global Gathering, Bulldog Bash, the Mop Fair, the Christmas lights switch-on and the Christmas late-night shopping evenings.

During these periods, traffic lane restrictions were relaxed in order to maintain traffic flow in and out of the town centre.

As well as traffic management, significant pedestrian management was necessary to maintain safe and clear access to the railway station throughout the works.