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Report a problem with traffic lights
Help us to keep Warrington moving by letting us know if you see traffic lights which aren’t working or are damaged, or if the timings are causing unnecessary delays.
You’ll need to tell us your name and email address, and as much information as possible about:
- what the problem is
- where it is
- whether it happens on certain days or at certain times
Please don’t report an emergency here. If something’s happening on the road which could cause immediate danger, contact the police.
How we manage traffic
There are traffic problems in all towns and cities, especially during mornings and evenings as people travel to and from work. It can get really busy in Warrington if there’s a problem on one of the motorways, or if the swing bridges open.
To keep you moving, we use an Urban Traffic Management and Control (UTMC) system. This includes traffic lights which automatically switch on or off, or have slightly different timings during certain times of the day. Some traffic lights also respond to road sensors when they pick up high/low levels of traffic.
We also have a control room with cameras so that we can keep an eye out – if we see any problems, we can change the timings of traffic lights to try and keep everyone moving.
We look after:
- 84 junctions with traffic lights
- 72 pedestrian crossings controlled by lights
- 55 vehicle counting sites
- 23 CCTV cameras
- 20 electronic signs, which give you advance warning about current or upcoming events or roadworks
- 25 electronic car park signs, which show how many parking spaces are free
What we’re investing in
We're always looking for ways to keep you moving, including investing in new technology. We upgrade and improve our traffic lights and CCTV cameras regularly.
- running a five-year, £40 million road improvement programme
- launching a Local Transport Plan (LTP4) and a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP)
- looking to build major new routes such as the Western Link and the Centre Park link