The scheme

We're proposing several junction improvements, including walking and cycling improvements, within the west Warrington area to support the development of the Omega and Lingley Mere development sites. 

The plan

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Omega Local Highways plan

The vast majority of the funding for these improvements will come from developers, Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership Local Growth Fund and the Department for Transports National Productivity Investment Fund. You can view the proposals below.

If you require additional information or would like to be added to the email mailing list to receive consultation and traffic management updates, get in touch at wwh@warrington.gov.uk.

Omega Local Highways Phase 1 (latest news)

Latest news

Lingley Green Avenue/Omega Boulevard junction improvements

We opened up Lingley Green Avenue, Omega Boulevard and Barrow Hall Lane to traffic at approx. 16:00 on Saturday 28 August 2021.
 
We also activated the pedestrian crossing on Lingley Green Avenue, with the new pedestrian crossing on Omega Boulevard, to be commissioned shortly.  
 
Despite reopening these roads on 28 August, there are still ongoing works. However, we don't plan to close the carriageway again as part of this scheme. We thank you for your patience. 

We'll undertake all works in line with current guidance on COVID-19 from the UK Government. However, activities will only be undertaken where the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued on 7 January 2021 by the Construction Leadership Council can be appropriately implemented.

Please note that these timescales are subject to change due to the nature of live construction projects and the evolving situation regarding COVID-19.

If you require any further information, please contact a member of the team at WWH@warrington.gov.uk.

The scheme

Improvements are planned at the junctions of Lingley Green Avenue/Omega Boulevard and Lingley Green Avenue/Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub. These will support development within the West Warrington area by reducing congestion and improve facilities for pedestrian and cyclists.

The improvements include:

  • New pedestrian and cyclist crossings
  • New shared foot and cycle paths
  • Widened sections of road

Timescales

Construction of these improvements will begin in June 2020 and be complete in February 2021.

Funding

A budget of £6.5 million is available for the scheme. We’ll be contributing approximately £1m of this overall cost with remaining contributions provided by:

  • Omega Warrington Limited
  • Lingley Mere Business Park Development Company
  • The Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership via a successful Local Growth Fund Bid 
Omega Local Highways Phase 2B (latest news)

Latest news

Thursday 14 October (9:30 am – 5:00 pm, or as and when signs are in place onsite)

Lingley Green Avenue will be closed south of Park Road roundabout to plan the existing roundabout. Temporary 3-way traffic signals will be in operation to allow vehicles to enter/exit Park Road east and west. In addition, we'll have a signed diversion route via Lingley Green Avenue northbound.

Lingley Green Avenue will be closed between Liverpool Road and Park Road apart from access to the Trigger Pond Pub, which we'll maintain at all times via Liverpool Road. Exiting the Trigger Pond pub will be via a right turn. In addition, we'll have a signed diversion route via Liverpool Road, Whittle Avenue, Lingley Green Avenue. Temporary 3-way traffic signals will be in operation at the junction of Liverpool Road / Lingley Green Avenue.

Friday 15 October (9:30 am – 5:00pm, or as and when signs are in place onsite)

Lingley Green Avenue will be closed south of the Park Road roundabout to carry out existing Manhole repairs on the existing roundabout. Temporary 3-way traffic signals will be in operation to allow vehicles to enter/exit Park Road east and west. In addition, we'll have a signed diversion via Lingley Green Avenue northbound.

Lingley Green Avenue will be closed between Liverpool Road and Park Road apart from access to the Trigger Pond Pub, which we'll maintain at all times via Liverpool Road. Exiting the Trigger Pond pub will be via a right turn. In addition, we'll have a signed diversion route via Liverpool Road, Whittle Avenue, Lingley Green Avenue. Temporary 3-way traffic signals will be operating at the junction of Liverpool Road / Lingley Green Avenue.

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 October 

Temporary 3-way traffic signals will be in operation at the junction of Liverpool Road / Lingley Green Avenue.

Park Road roundabout will be open to all traffic during this period but running on a temporary road surface. Therefore, there will be no temporary traffic management restrictions will be in place.

Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 October (8:00 am – 5:00 pm, or as and when signs are in place onsite)

Lingley Green Avenue will be closed between Liverpool Road and Park Road apart from access to the Trigger Pond Pub, which we'll maintain at all times via Liverpool Road. Exiting the Trigger Pond pub will be via a right turn only. In addition, we'll have a signed diversion route via Liverpool Road, Whittle Avenue, Lingley Green Avenue. Temporary 3-way traffic signals will be in operation at the junction of Liverpool Road / Lingley Green Avenue.

Park Road - Temporary 3-way traffic signals will be in operation to allow vehicles to enter/exit Park Road east and west. We'll provide a signed diversion route via Lingley Green Avenue northbound. This closure will allow the resurfacing of the Park Road roundabout and Lingley Green Avenue north of Trigger Pond Pub Car Park.

After completing the roundabout resurfacing, Lingley Green Avenue will remain closed for the week between Liverpool Road and Park Road. However, access will remain open to the Trigger Pond Pub via Liverpool Road. Exiting the Trigger Pond pub will be via a right turn only. In addition, we'll have a signed diversion route via Liverpool Road, Whittle Avenue, Lingley Green Avenue. Temporary 3-way traffic signals will be operating at the junction of Liverpool Road / Lingley Green Avenue

Wednesday 20 October and Thursday 21 October 

Works will continue on Liverpool Road between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm as we undertake the formation of the various sub-layers before the main surface course is completed on 24 October.

Lingley Green Road will remain closed until the full resurfacing is complete on 24 October between Liverpool Road and Park Road. Access to the Trigger Pond Pub will be maintained at all times via Liverpool Road until the morning of 24 October. Exiting the Trigger Pond pub will be via a right turn only. In addition, we'll have a signed diversion route via Liverpool Road, Whittle Avenue, Lingley Green Avenue.

Sunday 24 October (8:00 am – 5:00 pm, or as and when signs are in place on site)

A57 LIVERPOOL ROAD WILL BE CLOSED between Laburnum Lane and Carsington Water / Ravensthorpe (the new housing estate) to allow us to complete the carriageway resurfacing. 

The diversion will be via:

  • A57 Liverpool Road
  • A57 Warrington Road
  • A557 Watkinson Way
  • A562 Fiddlers Ferry Road
  • A562 Widnes Road
  • A562 Warrington Road
  • A562 Penketh Road, 
  • A57 Liverpool Road and vice versa

This closure is required to ensure the safety of operatives/plant and machinery whilst laying the surfacing. Unfortunately, the widths of the restricted roads prohibit any general traffic during these hours.

Lingley Green Avenue will also remain closed between Park Road and Liverpool Road. We'll maintain access to the Trigger Pond Pub at all times while the pub is open via Park Road. Exiting the pub will be via a left turn. Until the pub opens on Sunday morning, we'll be carrying out resurfacing across the car park entrance. Please note that we'll maintain access at all times to Broadoaks Service Centre.

If we encounter weather delays on Sunday, 24 October, we'll send out further information to complete the resurfacing on Sunday, 7 November 2021.

Further details on the commissioning of the traffic signal will be available soon.

The Scheme

The junction of A57 Liverpool Road and Lingley Green Avenue currently experiences heavy peak hour traffic. 

Our proposals include:

  • The widening of Lingley Green Avenue (southbound) and Liverpool Road (eastbound) to create additional road capacity on the approach to the junction
  • Upgrade existing crossing facilities on Lingley Green Avenue and Liverpool Road to pedestrian/cycle (toucan) crossings
  • Upgraded shared foot/cycleway along Lingley Green Avenue northbound

Compulsory purchase order

On 7 January 2019, we formally made The Warrington Borough Council (A57 Liverpool Road/Lingley Green Avenue – Junction Improvements) Compulsory Purchase Order 2019 under Sections 239, 240, 246, 250 and 260 of the Highways Act 1980 (as amended) and Section 19 and Schedule 3 to the Acquisition of Land Act 1981.

The order was submitted to the Secretary of State for Transport for confirmation on 17 January 2019 and, in exercise of his powers under the above acts, was confirmed with modifications by the Secretary of State for Transport on 18 June 2019. The Order authorises us to compulsorily purchase land and new rights for the purpose of:

  • Localised widening of the A5280 Lingley Green Avenue (Southbound) for a distance of 100m to form separate left and right turn lanes at the stopline;
  • Localised widening of the A57 Liverpool Road (eastbound) for a distance of 80m to form separate left and ahead lanes at the stopline;
  • Upgrade of existing pedestrian crossing on Lingley Green Avenue to a toucan crossing (suitable for both pedestrians and cyclists);
  • Relocation and upgrade of the existing pedestrian crossing to a toucan crossing on Liverpool Road to the east of Lingley Green Avenue;
  • Retention of existing advanced stoplines for cyclists; and
  • Provision of additional dropped kerbs to facilitate use of toucan crossings for cyclists.

A person aggrieved by the order may, by application to the High Court, challenge its validity under section 23 of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981. The grounds for challenge can be that the authorisation granted by the order is not empowered to be granted or that there has been a failure to comply with any relevant statutory requirement relating to the order.

Funding

The cost of this scheme is £2.5m. The majority of this will be funded by the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership and the Department for Transport National Productivity Investment Fund, following the submission of successful funding bids.

Omega Local Highways Phase 3C

As part of the planning process for the Omega development, improvements to the junction of Whittle Avenue/Westbrook Way were secured. 

The first stage of improvements were completed in April 2019 with the widening of Burtonwood Road southbound. The remainder of the proposals are currently in development. A public consultation is expected in late 2020 to obtain feedback.

Funding

A proportion of £8.2m has been secured from Omega Warrington Limited for improvements in this location.

Consultation

Public consultation has been undertaken for the following projects:

  • Omega Local Highways Phase 1
  • Omega Local Highways Phase 2B 
  • Omega Local Highways Phase 3B

The consultation reports: