Drivers are using Marston Green as a “rat run” to avoid congestion in the A45 corridor, a borough councillor has said.
Councillor Jim Ryan (Con, Bickenhill) was responding to residents’ concerns about increased traffic and motorists speeding through the village.
He said that recent roadworks on the Coventry Road had exacerbated an existing issue with drivers cutting through the community to avoid a notorious bottleneck at the airport and NEC.
“I do think that the work that has been going on there has made matters worse,” said Coun Ryan.
“Having said that, Marston Green residents have legitimate concerns that there is an ongoing issue with traffic on the roads and this is something I have raised at many meetings.
“The area has expanded a great deal over the past 15 years and the issues with parking and speeding are very bad on some roads.”
Earlier this week, we were contacted by a local resident who was worried about the number of drivers racing through the residential area.
“The speed some of them go through just isn’t acceptable,” said the 50-year-old, who asked not to be named.
“A lot of them come into the village to get petrol and you see them doing 50-60mph. It’s incredibly dangerous.”