Latest news

Work in progress from 18 January 2021.

Wilson Patten Street

Lane closures will be in place between Warrington Bank Quay Station and Winmarleigh Street on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 January 2021. These closures will occur between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm, so we can complete the carriageway and footway resurfacing works. We'll also undertake resurfacing works in the newly formed turning head in Arpley Street on these dates.
The footway on the north side of Wilson Patten Street will be closed during this time, with pedestrians diverted onto the opposite side of the road utilising the zebra crossing close to Bold Street and the puffin crossing outside Warrington Bank Quay station. 

Chester Road

We'll also have temporary traffic signals in place on Chester Road as and when required until 26 February 2021. Right turn vehicle movement into and out of Gainsborough Road remains restricted.

Slutchers Lane

A section of Slutchers Lane is now closed south of the bus link from Centre Park until 26 February 2021. Access for Bank Quay Trading Estate, the station car park and Irrigation Control will be via Wilson Patten Street. Access to businesses south of this closure will remain via Chester Road. As part of the new traffic signal junction at Slutchers Lane/ Wilson Patten Street, there will be no right turn movement out of Slutchers Lane. 

Please refer to the plan below for details.

Access for Bank Quay Trading Estate, the Station Car Park and Irrigation Control only from Wilson Pattern Street. All other access to Slutchers Lane to follow the diversion route.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times and will be under the control of the Principal Contractor Balfour Beatty during the working hours.

Please note, these timescales are subject to change due to the nature of live construction projects and the evolving situation concerning COVID-19. We'll report any changes to the above on this webpage. 

At present, Balfour Beatty has determined that they can remain operational, in line with current guidance on COVID-19 from the UK Government, at Centre Park Link. Still, they will only be undertaking activities where they can appropriately implement the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued on 7 January 2021 by the Construction Leadership Council.

If you require more information you can contact the project team by email at

The project

The project proposes a bridge crossing across the River Mersey from Chester Road, just north of Gainsborough Road. This proposed crossing would join onto an extended Slutchers Lane leading from Wilson Patten Street. A new signal controlled junction is to be constructed at each end of the new link on Chester Road and Wilson Patten Street.


The cost for the project is currently £19.89 million. Contributors include:

  • Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise partnership - £5.3 million via the Local Growth Fund. View the business case submitted to the Local Enterprise Partnership and associated documents.
  • Ministry of Housing Community and Local Government - £3.7 million via the Housing Infrastructure Fund. 
  • The remainder will be funded via council borrowing
Gainsborough Road traffic calming consultation

A public consultation has been undertaken regarding the timing of the proposed traffic calming measures along Gainsborough Road. A copy of the consultation report containing the consultation feedback and outcome is available below.

Get in touch

Slutchers Lane diversion plan
Logistics plan