New river crossing on the way for Warrington town centre?

Warrington Guardian: New river crossing on the way for Warrington town centre? New river crossing on the way for Warrington town centre?

A NEW river crossing could be on the cards for Warrington to help tackle growing congestion in the borough.

The town has long suffered from delays, especially catching out those trying to travel from north west of the town centre down to the south and vice versa.

With the increase in use of the Manchester Ship Canal by Peel Ports it has also seen traffic build up as the bridges swing during peak times to allow the ships to pass through.

And when the second Mersey crossing is opened in Halton with tolls expected for both that road and the Runcorn Bridge there are concerns it will only cause more problems.

But at the Warrington Property Review council leader Clr Terry O’Neill voiced his hope of creating a second high level crossing to combat the problems.

He said: “I’m hoping for a second high level crossing from Arpley Meadows to Sankey Way.”

The new crossing could be tied in as part of a new masterplan for the waterfront, which work is about to start on in the coming months.

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7:06am Wed 7 May 14

PageA says...

I'm hoping for a teleporter like they havve in star trek to take me anyywhere I want to go. What's everyone else hoping for?
I'm hoping for a teleporter like they havve in star trek to take me anyywhere I want to go. What's everyone else hoping for? PageA
  • Score: 8

7:20am Wed 7 May 14

Brick Bazooka says...

I'm hoping for a fly to enter the teleporter with you.
I'm hoping for a fly to enter the teleporter with you. Brick Bazooka
  • Score: 11

8:12am Wed 7 May 14

Nick Tessla says...

Let's have a tunnel - I like tunnels.
Let's have a tunnel - I like tunnels. Nick Tessla
  • Score: 13

8:36am Wed 7 May 14

Reader says...

A little 'hope' from the council leader for a new bridge which 'could' perhaps be tied into the masterplan... said and reported just before election time... ok call me cynical a lol.
A little 'hope' from the council leader for a new bridge which 'could' perhaps be tied into the masterplan... said and reported just before election time... ok call me cynical a lol. Reader
  • Score: 19

8:39am Wed 7 May 14

irishwire says...

A new bridge to ease congestion while building 2000 houses and many commercial buildings on Arpley meadow, i think this may well backfire as usual.
A new bridge to ease congestion while building 2000 houses and many commercial buildings on Arpley meadow, i think this may well backfire as usual. irishwire
  • Score: 13

9:05am Wed 7 May 14

Daz@SankeyviaOrford says...

This has been mentioned time and time again for over 20 years. A friend of mine owns land on the route planned and as been willing to sell since the mid 90s. A lot of hot air me thinks I will believe it when I see it Mr O'Neil !
This has been mentioned time and time again for over 20 years. A friend of mine owns land on the route planned and as been willing to sell since the mid 90s. A lot of hot air me thinks I will believe it when I see it Mr O'Neil ! Daz@SankeyviaOrford
  • Score: 13

9:51am Wed 7 May 14

PageA says...

Brick Bazooka wrote:
I'm hoping for a fly to enter the teleporter with you.
I'm hoping to come up with a funny reply to your comment
[quote][p][bold]Brick Bazooka[/bold] wrote: I'm hoping for a fly to enter the teleporter with you.[/p][/quote]I'm hoping to come up with a funny reply to your comment PageA
  • Score: 5

10:39am Wed 7 May 14

grey_man says...

PageA wrote:
Brick Bazooka wrote:
I'm hoping for a fly to enter the teleporter with you.
I'm hoping to come up with a funny reply to your comment
Just puke up on his lunch
[quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brick Bazooka[/bold] wrote: I'm hoping for a fly to enter the teleporter with you.[/p][/quote]I'm hoping to come up with a funny reply to your comment[/p][/quote]Just puke up on his lunch grey_man
  • Score: 5

3:38pm Wed 7 May 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

PageA wrote:
Brick Bazooka wrote:
I'm hoping for a fly to enter the teleporter with you.
I'm hoping to come up with a funny reply to your comment
The facts that flies are generally black/brown and your obsession with migrant workers would be a result for you I allegedly suggest!
[quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brick Bazooka[/bold] wrote: I'm hoping for a fly to enter the teleporter with you.[/p][/quote]I'm hoping to come up with a funny reply to your comment[/p][/quote]The facts that flies are generally black/brown and your obsession with migrant workers would be a result for you I allegedly suggest! GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 0

3:50pm Wed 7 May 14

Nick Tessla says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
PageA wrote:
Brick Bazooka wrote:
I'm hoping for a fly to enter the teleporter with you.
I'm hoping to come up with a funny reply to your comment
The facts that flies are generally black/brown and your obsession with migrant workers would be a result for you I allegedly suggest!
Migrant workers in the UK tend to be white.
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brick Bazooka[/bold] wrote: I'm hoping for a fly to enter the teleporter with you.[/p][/quote]I'm hoping to come up with a funny reply to your comment[/p][/quote]The facts that flies are generally black/brown and your obsession with migrant workers would be a result for you I allegedly suggest![/p][/quote]Migrant workers in the UK tend to be white. Nick Tessla
  • Score: 4

5:09pm Wed 7 May 14

fedster says...

after spending an unfortunate amount of time in and out of stockton recently i do know the main cause of the delays there.

The bridge is screwed

i was stuck there for nearly 30 minutes

that was 25 minutes after the ship had passed while the bridge tried multiple times to reline.
by the time we crossed the ship was through the locks already.
after spending an unfortunate amount of time in and out of stockton recently i do know the main cause of the delays there. The bridge is screwed i was stuck there for nearly 30 minutes that was 25 minutes after the ship had passed while the bridge tried multiple times to reline. by the time we crossed the ship was through the locks already. fedster
  • Score: 3

5:16pm Wed 7 May 14

PageA says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
PageA wrote:
Brick Bazooka wrote:
I'm hoping for a fly to enter the teleporter with you.
I'm hoping to come up with a funny reply to your comment
The facts that flies are generally black/brown and your obsession with migrant workers would be a result for you I allegedly suggest!
Yes grumpy flies are black and as you point out int the ukip / kingsway tyres story, tyres are black. Err...I don't think it's me that has the obsession you nutter
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brick Bazooka[/bold] wrote: I'm hoping for a fly to enter the teleporter with you.[/p][/quote]I'm hoping to come up with a funny reply to your comment[/p][/quote]The facts that flies are generally black/brown and your obsession with migrant workers would be a result for you I allegedly suggest![/p][/quote]Yes grumpy flies are black and as you point out int the ukip / kingsway tyres story, tyres are black. Err...I don't think it's me that has the obsession you nutter PageA
  • Score: 2

5:20pm Wed 7 May 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

PageA wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
PageA wrote:
Brick Bazooka wrote:
I'm hoping for a fly to enter the teleporter with you.
I'm hoping to come up with a funny reply to your comment
The facts that flies are generally black/brown and your obsession with migrant workers would be a result for you I allegedly suggest!
Yes grumpy flies are black and as you point out int the ukip / kingsway tyres story, tyres are black. Err...I don't think it's me that has the obsession you nutter
Sorry should have said Polish flies maybe that would be more acceptable for you!
[quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brick Bazooka[/bold] wrote: I'm hoping for a fly to enter the teleporter with you.[/p][/quote]I'm hoping to come up with a funny reply to your comment[/p][/quote]The facts that flies are generally black/brown and your obsession with migrant workers would be a result for you I allegedly suggest![/p][/quote]Yes grumpy flies are black and as you point out int the ukip / kingsway tyres story, tyres are black. Err...I don't think it's me that has the obsession you nutter[/p][/quote]Sorry should have said Polish flies maybe that would be more acceptable for you! GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 0

10:32pm Wed 7 May 14

WAFiver says...

There is already a high level bridge over the Mersey at Arpley Meadows, the Forest Way bridge has been there for years.
Close the tip and build some decent access roads and connect it to Chester Rd between Gainsborough Rd and Walton Lock.
It's geography, not rocket science.
There is already a high level bridge over the Mersey at Arpley Meadows, the Forest Way bridge has been there for years. Close the tip and build some decent access roads and connect it to Chester Rd between Gainsborough Rd and Walton Lock. It's geography, not rocket science. WAFiver
  • Score: 14

6:27am Thu 8 May 14

MikeJT says...

I'm confused. Are not Arpley Meadows and Sankey Way are on the same side of the ship canal. How will a bridge between them help as regards the shipping ?
I'm confused. Are not Arpley Meadows and Sankey Way are on the same side of the ship canal. How will a bridge between them help as regards the shipping ? MikeJT
  • Score: 2

11:16am Thu 8 May 14

david james01 says...

not a chance of this going ahead where will the money come from.
not a chance of this going ahead where will the money come from. david james01
  • Score: 2

9:09am Fri 9 May 14

Penketh Pony says...

Regardless of cost and viability, it is good that solutions like this are being discussed, because no doubt, in 10 years or so, traffic at peak times (or anytime) will become so bad, suggestions like this might actually have to be seriously considered.
Regardless of cost and viability, it is good that solutions like this are being discussed, because no doubt, in 10 years or so, traffic at peak times (or anytime) will become so bad, suggestions like this might actually have to be seriously considered. Penketh Pony
  • Score: 3

4:10pm Fri 9 May 14

ninearches says...

I was reading a news article in a paper while on holiday in Spain & there was a story about a toll motorway that is nowadays nearly deserted with traffic using the old roads ,the French motorway operators response has been to try & make up lost revenue by increasing tolls which has depleted its customers even more.
Once tolls are in place over the bridges at Widnes the only two crossings without a toll will be Warrington & the M6 so a new bridge needs to be a priority.
I was reading a news article in a paper while on holiday in Spain & there was a story about a toll motorway that is nowadays nearly deserted with traffic using the old roads ,the French motorway operators response has been to try & make up lost revenue by increasing tolls which has depleted its customers even more. Once tolls are in place over the bridges at Widnes the only two crossings without a toll will be Warrington & the M6 so a new bridge needs to be a priority. ninearches
  • Score: 1

8:56am Sat 10 May 14

PageA says...

Penketh Pony wrote:
Regardless of cost and viability, it is good that solutions like this are being discussed, because no doubt, in 10 years or so, traffic at peak times (or anytime) will become so bad, suggestions like this might actually have to be seriously considered.
It's not. It's confusing at a time when traffic IS an issue for the leader of the council to release a musing of what he hopes might happen instead of a plan of action to deal with the problem. This is a terrible news story and typical of this newspaper
[quote][p][bold]Penketh Pony[/bold] wrote: Regardless of cost and viability, it is good that solutions like this are being discussed, because no doubt, in 10 years or so, traffic at peak times (or anytime) will become so bad, suggestions like this might actually have to be seriously considered.[/p][/quote]It's not. It's confusing at a time when traffic IS an issue for the leader of the council to release a musing of what he hopes might happen instead of a plan of action to deal with the problem. This is a terrible news story and typical of this newspaper PageA
  • Score: 4

10:04am Sun 11 May 14

Freeborn John says...

PageA wrote:
Penketh Pony wrote:
Regardless of cost and viability, it is good that solutions like this are being discussed, because no doubt, in 10 years or so, traffic at peak times (or anytime) will become so bad, suggestions like this might actually have to be seriously considered.
It's not. It's confusing at a time when traffic IS an issue for the leader of the council to release a musing of what he hopes might happen instead of a plan of action to deal with the problem. This is a terrible news story and typical of this newspaper
With local elections less than a fortnight away we must expect this sort of stunt, as the great day approaches we'll see library pictures of the photo opportunist element so often that they might have to stick a couple of extra pages in the WG.
And as for the letters page, watch it double in size then double again as the usual suspects get up to their utterly predictable mealy mouthed feuding...
[quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Penketh Pony[/bold] wrote: Regardless of cost and viability, it is good that solutions like this are being discussed, because no doubt, in 10 years or so, traffic at peak times (or anytime) will become so bad, suggestions like this might actually have to be seriously considered.[/p][/quote]It's not. It's confusing at a time when traffic IS an issue for the leader of the council to release a musing of what he hopes might happen instead of a plan of action to deal with the problem. This is a terrible news story and typical of this newspaper[/p][/quote]With local elections less than a fortnight away we must expect this sort of stunt, as the great day approaches we'll see library pictures of the photo opportunist element so often that they might have to stick a couple of extra pages in the WG. And as for the letters page, watch it double in size then double again as the usual suspects get up to their utterly predictable mealy mouthed feuding... Freeborn John
  • Score: 3

9:28pm Sun 11 May 14

grey_man says...

PageA wrote:
Penketh Pony wrote:
Regardless of cost and viability, it is good that solutions like this are being discussed, because no doubt, in 10 years or so, traffic at peak times (or anytime) will become so bad, suggestions like this might actually have to be seriously considered.
It's not. It's confusing at a time when traffic IS an issue for the leader of the council to release a musing of what he hopes might happen instead of a plan of action to deal with the problem. This is a terrible news story and typical of this newspaper
For once, PageA is right. ;)

We all know we're headed for gridlock so while in some ways it's great to see somebody at the council indicating they might be able to whiff the coffee, there's nothing happening as yet.
[quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Penketh Pony[/bold] wrote: Regardless of cost and viability, it is good that solutions like this are being discussed, because no doubt, in 10 years or so, traffic at peak times (or anytime) will become so bad, suggestions like this might actually have to be seriously considered.[/p][/quote]It's not. It's confusing at a time when traffic IS an issue for the leader of the council to release a musing of what he hopes might happen instead of a plan of action to deal with the problem. This is a terrible news story and typical of this newspaper[/p][/quote]For once, PageA is right. ;) We all know we're headed for gridlock so while in some ways it's great to see somebody at the council indicating they might be able to whiff the coffee, there's nothing happening as yet. grey_man
  • Score: 1

8:53am Mon 12 May 14

Penketh Pony says...

grey_man wrote:
PageA wrote:
Penketh Pony wrote:
Regardless of cost and viability, it is good that solutions like this are being discussed, because no doubt, in 10 years or so, traffic at peak times (or anytime) will become so bad, suggestions like this might actually have to be seriously considered.
It's not. It's confusing at a time when traffic IS an issue for the leader of the council to release a musing of what he hopes might happen instead of a plan of action to deal with the problem. This is a terrible news story and typical of this newspaper
For once, PageA is right. ;)

We all know we're headed for gridlock so while in some ways it's great to see somebody at the council indicating they might be able to whiff the coffee, there's nothing happening as yet.
Oh, okay, we'll just sit back and let nothing happen, and let no one talk about any solutions, whilst the problems draws nearer to crisis point.
[quote][p][bold]grey_man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Penketh Pony[/bold] wrote: Regardless of cost and viability, it is good that solutions like this are being discussed, because no doubt, in 10 years or so, traffic at peak times (or anytime) will become so bad, suggestions like this might actually have to be seriously considered.[/p][/quote]It's not. It's confusing at a time when traffic IS an issue for the leader of the council to release a musing of what he hopes might happen instead of a plan of action to deal with the problem. This is a terrible news story and typical of this newspaper[/p][/quote]For once, PageA is right. ;) We all know we're headed for gridlock so while in some ways it's great to see somebody at the council indicating they might be able to whiff the coffee, there's nothing happening as yet.[/p][/quote]Oh, okay, we'll just sit back and let nothing happen, and let no one talk about any solutions, whilst the problems draws nearer to crisis point. Penketh Pony
  • Score: -1

9:12am Mon 12 May 14

grey_man says...

You miss my point. It is way beyond time the council started to address this issue and I just find it amazing they are only starting to make noises about it now.
You miss my point. It is way beyond time the council started to address this issue and I just find it amazing they are only starting to make noises about it now. grey_man
  • Score: 1

9:19am Mon 12 May 14

Penketh Pony says...

grey_man wrote:
You miss my point. It is way beyond time the council started to address this issue and I just find it amazing they are only starting to make noises about it now.
I agree considering how long it took the Mersey Gateway to come to fruition from when someone planted the idea in someone's head.

The traffic will seemingly just get so bad, it will literally force people to move to other more 'sustainable' (dirty word) modes of transport.
[quote][p][bold]grey_man[/bold] wrote: You miss my point. It is way beyond time the council started to address this issue and I just find it amazing they are only starting to make noises about it now.[/p][/quote]I agree considering how long it took the Mersey Gateway to come to fruition from when someone planted the idea in someone's head. The traffic will seemingly just get so bad, it will literally force people to move to other more 'sustainable' (dirty word) modes of transport. Penketh Pony
  • Score: 1

11:17am Mon 12 May 14

grey_man says...

Experience suggests that won't happen because Warrington doesn't have the infrastructure to cope and buses are increasingly expensive and will probably just be caught up in the same jams. People will just sit in the traffic and complain.
Experience suggests that won't happen because Warrington doesn't have the infrastructure to cope and buses are increasingly expensive and will probably just be caught up in the same jams. People will just sit in the traffic and complain. grey_man
  • Score: 2

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