On Tuesday 26 January from 9pm to 1am there will be scheduled maintenance to My Warrington. Services on the website may be disrupted during that time and could affect your use of the site. Thank you for your patience.
Omega Local Highways
National lockdown: please stay at home
Warrington is subject to the current national lockdown restrictions - please stay at home. For more more information about what this means, visit our coronavirus web pages.
We're proposing several junction improvements, including walking and cycling improvements, within the west Warrington area to support the development of the Omega and Lingley Mere development sites.
The vast majority of the funding for these improvements will come from developers, Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership Local Growth Fund and the Department for Transports National Productivity Investment Fund. You can view the proposals below.
If you require additional information or would like to be added to the email mailing list to receive consultation and traffic management updates, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Monday 18 January 2021, we'll be closing Omega Boulevard to southbound traffic only between its junctions with Orion Boulevard and Lingley Green Avenue for approximately 11 weeks (circa the end of March 2021). The closure will be 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The closure is required to facilitate utility (Cadent Gas) diversion works and allow us to undertake the carriageway widening of Omega Boulevard. However, northbound traffic will be unaffected by the closure, and Omega Boulevard will remain accessible from this direction.
There will be an alternative route via Skyline Drive, Burtonwood Road, Whittle Avenue and Lingley Green Avenue. We'll be maintaining Southbound access to Bloor Homes and Redrow Homes residential developments only.
Improvements are planned at the junctions of Lingley Green Avenue/Omega Boulevard and Lingley Green Avenue/Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub. These will support development within the West Warrington area by reducing congestion and improve facilities for pedestrian and cyclists.
The improvements include:
- New pedestrian and cyclist crossings
- New shared foot and cycle paths
- Widened sections of road
Construction of these improvements will begin in June 2020 and be complete in February 2021.
A budget of £6.5 million is available for the scheme. We’ll be contributing approximately £1m of this overall cost with remaining contributions provided by:
- Omega Warrington Limited
- Lingley Mere Business Park Development Company
- The Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership via a successful Local Growth Fund Bid
On Monday 11 January 2021, we started the junction improvement works at Liverpool Road / Lingley Green Avenue. We anticipate this work to be completed towards the end of May 2021. During the initial phase of the works, we'll be working offline, so we won't require any temporary traffic signals or major temporary traffic management.
Construction of these improvements will begin in Autumn 2020
The junction of A57 Liverpool Road and Lingley Green Avenue currently experiences heavy peak hour traffic.
Our proposals include:
- The widening of Lingley Green Avenue (southbound) and Liverpool Road (eastbound) to create additional road capacity on the approach to the junction
- Upgrade existing crossing facilities on Lingley Green Avenue and Liverpool Road to pedestrian/cycle (toucan) crossings
- Upgraded shared foot/cycleway along Lingley Green Avenue northbound
Compulsory purchase order
On 7 January 2019, we formally made The Warrington Borough Council (A57 Liverpool Road/Lingley Green Avenue – Junction Improvements) Compulsory Purchase Order 2019 under Sections 239, 240, 246, 250 and 260 of the Highways Act 1980 (as amended) and Section 19 and Schedule 3 to the Acquisition of Land Act 1981.
The order was submitted to the Secretary of State for Transport for confirmation on 17 January 2019 and, in exercise of his powers under the above acts, was confirmed with modifications by the Secretary of State for Transport on 18 June 2019. The Order authorises us to compulsorily purchase land and new rights for the purpose of:
- Localised widening of the A5280 Lingley Green Avenue (Southbound) for a distance of 100m to form separate left and right turn lanes at the stopline;
- Localised widening of the A57 Liverpool Road (eastbound) for a distance of 80m to form separate left and ahead lanes at the stopline;
- Upgrade of existing pedestrian crossing on Lingley Green Avenue to a toucan crossing (suitable for both pedestrians and cyclists);
- Relocation and upgrade of the existing pedestrian crossing to a toucan crossing on Liverpool Road to the east of Lingley Green Avenue;
- Retention of existing advanced stoplines for cyclists; and
- Provision of additional dropped kerbs to facilitate use of toucan crossings for cyclists.
A person aggrieved by the order may, by application to the High Court, challenge its validity under section 23 of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981. The grounds for challenge can be that the authorisation granted by the order is not empowered to be granted or that there has been a failure to comply with any relevant statutory requirement relating to the order.
The cost of this scheme is £2.5m. The majority of this will be funded by the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership and the Department for Transport National Productivity Investment Fund, following the submission of successful funding bids.
The majority of the civils work on this scheme will be complete by early December 2020. We then have to resurface Whittle Avenue on the approach to the roundabout and the roundabout itself, whilst maintaining access to Malvern Close at all times.
The resurfacing works will commence on Monday 7 December and be complete by Friday 11 December 2020. After that date, the carriageway will be open in both directions on Whittle Avenue. Further details will be provided nearer the time on the traffic management proposals for the surfacing work as it will involve various road closures and multi-way traffic signals. All the above dates are dependent on the weather.
This is due to be completed on 29 May 2020.
Work will be undertaken on Lingley Green Avenue eastbound on the approach to the roundabout. To carry out this work, we'll be installing a 24/7 eastbound closure on Lingley Green Avenue between Sophia Drive roundabout and Whittle Ave for approximately 7 – 8 weeks. Westbound traffic will be unaffected until we start the surfacing element of the scheme. When it comes to the surfacing works, we'll be installing a full-time closure between 9.30 am - 3.30 pm with full diversion routes in place for approximately one week.
Work will be undertaken on Whittle Avenue southbound on the approach to the roundabout. To carry out this work, we'll be installing a 24/7 southbound closure on Whittle Avenue between Burtonwood Road roundabout and Malvern Close for approximately 5 – 7 weeks. Northbound traffic will be unaffected until we start the surfacing element of the scheme. When it comes to the surfacing works, we'll be installing a full-time closure between 9.30 am - 3.30 pm with full diversion routes in place for approximately one week.
The fourth and final phase
This will include resurfacing works on the roundabout where there will be multi-way traffic signals in operation to carry out this phase for approximately one week. Malvern Close will remain open at all times. We'll regularly notify you over every aspect of this scheduled work.
As with any planned schedule, certain aspects may be subject to change. We'll communicate any amendments to phasing via our website and the West Warrington Highways email database.
Thank you for your interest in the scheme if you require any further information then please contact our team at WWH@warrington.gov.uk
All work will be undertaken following current government guidance on COVID-19. The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued on 18 May 2020 by the Construction Leadership Council will be applied to all activities where it can be appropriately implemented.
Please Note that for the first phase of the works, the No. 268 Great Sankey School Bus Service will have a short diversion away from this section of Whittle Avenue during morning hours, with normal service resuming in the afternoon. Details of how later phases of the works will affect this and other school services will be made available as Phase 1 nears completion.
As part of the planning process for the Omega development, improvements to the junction of Lingley Green Avenue and Whittle Avenue were secured.
The improvements include:
- New pedestrian and cyclist crossing
- New shared foot/cycleway along Lingley Green Avenue
- Widening of carriageway
Construction of the improvements will start in January 2020 and finish in June 2020.
This project costs £2m, of which all funding has been received from the developer (OMEGA Warrington Ltd).
As part of the planning process for the Omega development, improvements to the junction of Whittle Avenue/Westbrook Way were secured.
The first stage of improvements were completed in April 2019 with the widening of Burtonwood Road southbound. The remainder of the proposals are currently in development. A public consultation is expected in late 2020 to obtain feedback.
A proportion of £8.2m has been secured from Omega Warrington Limited for improvements in this location.
Public consultation has been undertaken for the following projects:
- Omega Local Highways Phase 1
- Omega Local Highways Phase 2B
- Omega Local Highways Phase 3B
The consultation reports: