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

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

On Monday 19 October we'll be closing Lingley Green Avenue to eastbound traffic from the entrance to Lingley Mere Business Park (United Utilities) to Omega Boulevard. We anticipate that this closure will be in place until Friday 13 November 2020, operating 24 hours a day. The closure will allow us to carry out work to the junction of Sankey Hub whilst utilising at least one week of the half-term school break. 

Westbound traffic will be unaffected by the closure. 

A signed diversion will be in place for the duration of this aspect of the works.

For access to Great Sankey Hub, there will be visible diversion routes as detailed below. Any vehicles exiting the Hub will not be allowed to turn right out and will have to turn left and follow the diversion in place.

Diversion route

  • Lingley Green Avenue
  • Liverpool Road
  • Whittle Avenue 

We apologise for any inconvenience while these works may cause. We'll do our best to ensure these works are undertaken as quickly as possible to minimise delays.

    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

    Vodafone will be commencing diversion works at the junction of Liverpool Road / Lingley Green Avenue from Monday 21 September under temporary traffic signals. These temporary signals will be manually controlled between 7:00 am - 7:00 pm to facilitate the proposed highway improvement works at the signal junction. We expect this work to be completed by Friday, 2 October 2020. Officers will be liaising with Vodafone to ensure that the temporary signals are removed from site at the earliest opportunity.

    All works will be undertaken in line with current guidance on COVID-19 from the UK Government. Activities will only be undertaken where the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued on 4th July 2020 by the Construction Leadership Council can be appropriately implemented.

    We apologise for any inconvenience while these works are carried out. If you require any further information, please contact a member of the team at WWH@warrington.gov.uk.

    Timescales

    Construction of these improvements will begin in Autumn 2020

      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 3B (latest news)

      Latest news

      The new pedestrian crossing on Lingley Green Avenue near to the junction with Whittle Avenue will be in operation from 3 September 2020.

      All works will be undertaken in line with current guidance on COVID-19 from the UK Government. However, work will only be undertaken where the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued on 4 July 2020 by the Construction Leadership Council can be appropriately implemented.

      Phase 1 

      This is due to be completed on 29 May 2020.

      Phase 2

      Work will be undertaken on Lingley Green Avenue eastbound on the approach to the roundabout. To carry out this work, we'll be installing a 24/7 eastbound closure on Lingley Green Avenue between Sophia Drive roundabout and Whittle Ave for approximately 7 – 8 weeks. Westbound traffic will be unaffected until we start the surfacing element of the scheme. When it comes to the surfacing works, we'll be installing a full-time closure between 9.30 am - 3.30 pm with full diversion routes in place for approximately one week.

      Phase 3

      Work will be undertaken on Whittle Avenue southbound on the approach to the roundabout. To carry out this work, we'll be installing a 24/7 southbound closure on Whittle Avenue between Burtonwood Road roundabout and Malvern Close for approximately 5 – 7 weeks. Northbound traffic will be unaffected until we start the surfacing element of the scheme. When it comes to the surfacing works, we'll be installing a full-time closure between 9.30 am - 3.30 pm with full diversion routes in place for approximately one week. 

      The fourth and final phase 

      This will include resurfacing works on the roundabout where there will be multi-way traffic signals in operation to carry out this phase for approximately one week. Malvern Close will remain open at all times. We'll regularly notify you over every aspect of this scheduled work.

      As with any planned schedule, certain aspects may be subject to change. We'll communicate any amendments to phasing via our website and the West Warrington Highways email database.

      Thank you for your interest in the scheme if you require any further information then please contact our team at WWH@warrington.gov.uk

      Diversion works

       

      All work will be undertaken following current government guidance on COVID-19. The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued on 18 May 2020 by the Construction Leadership Council will be applied to all activities where it can be appropriately implemented.

      School Service

      Please Note that for the first phase of the works, the No. 268 Great Sankey School Bus Service will have a short diversion away from this section of Whittle Avenue during morning hours, with normal service resuming in the afternoon. Details of how later phases of the works will affect this and other school services will be made available as Phase 1 nears completion.

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      No. 268 Great Sankey School Bus Service diversion route

      The Scheme

      As part of the planning process for the Omega development, improvements to the junction of Lingley Green Avenue and Whittle Avenue were secured.

      The improvements include:

      • New pedestrian and cyclist crossing
      • New shared foot/cycleway along Lingley Green Avenue
      • Widening of carriageway

      Timescales

      Construction of the improvements will start in January 2020 and finish in June 2020.

      Funding

      This project costs £2m, of which all funding has been received from the developer (OMEGA Warrington Ltd).

      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: