Put your traffic questions to Warrington Borough Council

Put your traffic questions to the council

Put your traffic questions to the council

First published in News

WHILE plans are now firmly in place between the council and Peel Ports to help minimise the problems caused by the opening of the swing bridges, traffic congestion continues to cause commuter chaos for drivers travelling in and out of Warrington.


The town is no stranger to a traffic jam and motorists often find themselves caught in gridlock as they try to manoeuvre their way around the roads during rush hour.


Many of the Warrington Guardian readers have registered their annoyance at the town’s traffic problems and have called for answers.


But now readers can put their burning questions on travel and traffic to the council’s transportation service manager.


Steve Hunter, who manages the council’s transportation service, plans, operates and manages the borough’s transport network.


His responsibilities include producing the local transport plan, monitoring traffic flows and congestion, and warning the drivers of incidents on the roads.


The delivery of highway improvements and publicity campaigns to improve traffic management and road safety also falls within Mr Hunter’s remit as well as being responsible for operating council owned off street car parks and the enforcement of parking restrictions in car parks.


He is also in charge of running of ‘socially-necessary’ bus services subsidised by the council and the provision of school bus services for children eligible for free home to school transport, adult social care clients and children with special educational needs.


From concerns over the level of traffic lights in the town to the layout of Bridgefoot, this is your chance to put any questions you may have on the issue of traffic to the council.


Readers have until June 12 to submit their questions by post to Lauren Hirst, Warrington Guardian, The Academy, 138 Bridge Street, Warrington, WA1 2RU or by e-mail to lauren.hirst@nqnw.co.uk or leave them below.


The top 10 questions will be put to Mr Hunter with the answers published later this month.

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4:35pm Thu 5 Jun 14

r mann says...

my concern is that when the main road through latchford gets blocked, either through the swing bridge going off or an accident on the m6, the emergency vehicles cannot get through to the residents of latchford . the motorist ,passing through, regularly block the junctions of bridgewater ave, richmond ave and reynolds street. we need yellow boxes at each of these junctions to enable the residents to get in or out and , more importantly, it will enable the emergency services access in and out of these junctions.
my concern is that when the main road through latchford gets blocked, either through the swing bridge going off or an accident on the m6, the emergency vehicles cannot get through to the residents of latchford . the motorist ,passing through, regularly block the junctions of bridgewater ave, richmond ave and reynolds street. we need yellow boxes at each of these junctions to enable the residents to get in or out and , more importantly, it will enable the emergency services access in and out of these junctions. r mann
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12:23am Fri 6 Jun 14

grey-area says...

Every resident of Warrington and surrounding areas has known we need at least one more Mersey/Ship Canal crossing to avoid Bridgefoot gridlock, for at least 40 years. Why haven't the traffic planners done something about it over this period of time, including the current traffic planners? Current possibilities now require tolls to be introduced, which is unbelievable considering the money we have paid to local and central government in tax.
Every resident of Warrington and surrounding areas has known we need at least one more Mersey/Ship Canal crossing to avoid Bridgefoot gridlock, for at least 40 years. Why haven't the traffic planners done something about it over this period of time, including the current traffic planners? Current possibilities now require tolls to be introduced, which is unbelievable considering the money we have paid to local and central government in tax. grey-area
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9:23am Fri 6 Jun 14

motorhead2009 says...

I would like to know where the council's priorities lie in terms of road safety.

Recently there have been a number of signs erected in Birchwood, Locking Stumps in particualr advising of 20 mph speed limits and end of 20 mph speed limits.

while this is commendable they make no difference to driving habits as they are placed on roads where there speeding problems are minimal, i also noticed they had been erected right next to huge potholes in the road.

Potholes cause damage to vehicles suspension making them more prone to accidents due to a lack of proper control etc and yet rather than use the money to repair the holes they will spend the money on frankly useless signs.

The same goes for "sleeping policemen" a waste of tarmac which could be put to better use filling in potholes.

The council needs to wake up to the fact that damaged vehicles cause accidents and while i accept it is the owners responsibility to ensure they are maintained properly, the council also has a responsibilty to ensure that driver's safety is not compromised as that has a knock on effect to other road users.
I would like to know where the council's priorities lie in terms of road safety. Recently there have been a number of signs erected in Birchwood, Locking Stumps in particualr advising of 20 mph speed limits and end of 20 mph speed limits. while this is commendable they make no difference to driving habits as they are placed on roads where there speeding problems are minimal, i also noticed they had been erected right next to huge potholes in the road. Potholes cause damage to vehicles suspension making them more prone to accidents due to a lack of proper control etc and yet rather than use the money to repair the holes they will spend the money on frankly useless signs. The same goes for "sleeping policemen" a waste of tarmac which could be put to better use filling in potholes. The council needs to wake up to the fact that damaged vehicles cause accidents and while i accept it is the owners responsibility to ensure they are maintained properly, the council also has a responsibilty to ensure that driver's safety is not compromised as that has a knock on effect to other road users. motorhead2009
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