Over the last 10 years, Warrington has experienced significant growth, which has led to increased traffic congestion.
To help solve this, the Department for Transport (DfT) awarded us funding to develop the business case for a potential new road.
This road would link the A56 Chester Road in Higher Walton with the A57 Sankey Way in Great Sankey.
To help us develop our business case, we carried out public consultation 2017. This raised awareness of the proposals and helped us collect feedback on route options.
The business case
The business case shows how the route will help ease some of the town’s issues with congestion.
The project team undertook a number of technical assessments to produce an Outline Business Case (OBC).
The OBC makes the case for the Western Link scheme and provides initial detail on how we intend to deliver the project.
This includes information on how the decision to recommend the preferred route was reached, plus wider information and evidence to support the need for the project. This wider evidence includes the findings from the two rounds of public consultation.
- Revised red route option – the preferred route option for the Western Link
- Statement of Community Involvement – a document that details the outcomes and results from the consultation activity we undertook