Two of Warrington’s most clogged up areas could be in for some much needed road relief.
Warrington Borough Council has been awarded £7.36 million from the Government for two schemes at Omega and Birchwood that will cost up to £10.31 million in total.
Warrington was one of 76 places to get the cash confirmed on Thursday.
The grandly-named Omega highway gateways project will widen junctions at Burtonwood Road/Kingswood Road Lingley Green Avenue/A57 Liverpool Road (Trigger Pond) to increase capacity and reduce jams and improve road safety.
Warrington East phase 3 will see an upgrade of the roads into Warrington and the Birchwood Enterprise Zone. The project will bring new traffic lights on junction 11 of the M62 and the partial widening of the A574 Birchwood Way to reduce peak hour traffic and improve road safety.
Work is already under way on developing each of the schemes. Consultation is already in progress on the Omega Highway Gateways Junction 1 (Burtonwood Road/Kingswood Road) and the potential for a Warrington East Phase 3 was part of the Warrington East Phase 2 consultation which took place over the summer.