Omega Local Highways phase 2

The project

Currently the junction of the A57 Liverpool Road and Lingley Green Avenue experiences peak hour congestion which can result in significant queues, impacting on the operation of the west Warrington highway network. Without improvement, congestion is predicted to increase as traffic growth in the area continues.

The proposed junction improvements aim to:

  • Reduce journey times and queues
  • Improve the transport network to support planned growth in the area

The proposals [pdf] include the widening of Lingley Green Avenue (southbound) and Liverpool Road (eastbound) in the vicinity of the junction to create additional road capacity. Existing crossing facilities on Lingley Green Avenue and Liverpool Road will be upgraded to pedestrian/cycle (toucan) crossings. 

Timescales

We anticipate construction to commence in early 2019 and take approximately 7 months.

Funding

These works will cost approximately £2 million, of which we've contributed half, with the remaining funds having been provided by the Department of Transport via a successful National Productivity Investment Funding bid.  

Consultation

Public consultation on the scheme was held between 19 February and 16 March 2018.  The consultation report [pdf] provides details of the consultation methodology and a summary of all responses received.

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