As a result of significant economic development in Warrington, traffic congestion has risen steadily, with the River Mersey, Manchester Ship Canal and West Coast Main Line railway historically creating traffic ‘pinch points’ on the highway network at the busiest times of day. To help address this, Warrington Borough Council has recently been awarded funding by the Department for Transport (DfT) to develop an outline business case for the Warrington Western Link proposal which will be presented to the DfT at the end of December 2017.
The business case considers several options for infrastructure improvement, including a new link road to the west of Warrington town centre. A public consultation is being held in July for the local community to find out more about the proposed options and have their say.
Following this initial consultation, a preferred route option will be included in the business case and submitted to the DfT for consideration. Subject to securing funding and necessary planning consent, construction of the road would commence in the early 2020s.
Find out more and have your say
- Visit our website www.warrington.gov.uk/westernlink to find out about the exhibitions, view details of the options and respond via an online questionnaire
Please do not hesitate to contact us directly on 01925 442521 or email@example.com if you wish to discuss the project or if you have any other queries or concerns.