Work is getting under way on key road improvements, which will support Warrington’s ambitious town centre regeneration plans.
Monday 16 January sees the start of important work on Academy Street, Academy Way Buttermarket Street and Scotland Road. Improvements will include highway and footway resurfacing, new kerbing and drainage construction.
It forms part of the £107 million Time Square scheme, a retail and leisure-led development that is being carried out by the council to revitalise the traditional retail heart of Warrington’s town centre and Bridge Street area.
The council is asking people to be patient during the improvement works, which will run until early April and are likely cause some disruption.
Leader of Warrington Borough Council, Cllr Terry O’Neill, said: “These are exciting times in Warrington. The town centre is undergoing a remarkable transformation and these important works are part of this.
“As with any regeneration scheme of this scale, there will always be some level of disruption. We are working hard to keep this to a minimum and I would ask people to bear with us while these road works are carried out.
“When completed, these improvements will bring huge benefits to motorists and pedestrians alike, as well as completing another important piece in the jigsaw of the Time Square development.”
Motorists are advised that there will be diversions in place for the duration of the works, which will cause delays to journeys. Public transport users should be aware that there will also be minor bus route diversions in the area.
Advanced signs are in place to advise motorists of potential disruption. Contractors have also been liaising with local businesses to keep them fully informed and will continue to do so throughout the works.