Online forms: Traffic signals and traffic control

All urban areas suffer from traffic congestion which causes delays for all road users and undermines the local economy.

Traffic congestion is also one of the main causes of air pollution which gives rise to health problems. 

Warrington has particular traffic congestion problems, especially during the morning and evening peak, and especially at times when there are incidents on the surrounding motorway network or when the swing bridges on the Manchester Ship canal are opened.

To help overcome this we have invested in an Urban Traffic Management and Control (UTMC) system which manages the network in a number of ways, one of these being signalised junctions that respond to varying traffic demand.

In total there are:

  • 80 traffic signalled controlled junctions
  • 74 signalised crossings
  • 59 vehicle counting sites
  • 21 CCTV cameras
  • 20 Variable Message Signs (VMS)
  • 25 car park guidance signs on the Warrington network. 

All of these systems are managed from the UTMC control room based at New Town House. 

Future investment

We're continually investing in new technology to improve our ability to manage the network. Traffic signals and CCTV cameras are being upgraded and a new system of monitoring traffic flow is being rolled out. 

A bid was made to the government's Co-operative Intelligent Transport Systems fund on 30 September 2016. 

You can help UTMC to maintain the traffic signals system by telling us if you're aware of a fault.

The fault might be anything from a minor irritation to a potentially hazardous situation. You're report will always be appreciated.

Please note a dangerous situation on the highway should always be reported to the police.

To use this form you will need to tell us...

  • Your name and email address
  • The type of problem
  • A description, providing as much detail as possible (if signal timings related please specify which road)
  • Time and day of the problem

We will only ever use this information to deliver the service that you have requested. 

The data we collect from our online forms is stored for no more than six weeks.  However teams within the council may store your data for longer in order to continue to provide you with the service you have requested.  For more information see our website privacy policy.