Road closures announced for Warrington Walking Day

Warrington Guardian: Road closures announced for Warrington Walking Day Road closures announced for Warrington Walking Day

MOTORISTS are being advised to watch for road closures on Warrington Walking Day.

The procession will leave Warrington Town Hall lawn at 10.30am on June 27 and follow Sankey Street, Arpley Street, Museum Street, St Austin’s Lane, Friars Gate, where it will then turn right into Bridge Street and U-turn near Bridge Foot.

It will then return up Bridge Street to Market Gate and Horsemarket Street.

Council bosses say the inner town centre will effectively be closed to traffic from 7.30am until about 1pm.

Phase 1 7.30am Closure of Sankey Street between Crosfield Street and Legh Street.

Closure of Winmarleigh Street between Sankey Street and Museum Street.

Phase 2 8am Closure of remaining streets within the Town Centre apart from those covered under phase three Phase 3 9.am Closure of Dial Street, Buttermarket Street, Academy Street and Academy Way.

Apart from the above town centre closures, there are four procession routes into the town centre.

Rolling road closures will be put in place before and after the main walks.

Route 1 9am Closure of Church Street Route 2 9am Closure of the outbound section of Knutsford Road from Grange Avenue, Latchford to Bridge Foot and across Bridge Foot into Bridge Street.

Route 3 9.30am Closure of Rhodes Street, Orford Lane, Pinners Brow, Tanners Lane, Midland Way, Legh Street and Bath Street.

Route 4 10am Closure of Sankey Way and Liverpool Road (inbound only) Access to the town centre will re-open at 1pm.

Access to the market multi-story car park will only be available up to 9am. Anyone exiting the car park can do so straight onto the A49 which is part of the diversion route.

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12:13pm Wed 18 Jun 14

itme says...

Why on earth do the roads have to be shut closed 3 hours before the procession starts , inconveniencing those trying to get to work,? Would it not be better to move this event to a Sunday when there would be much less disruption , and many more people would be able to attend it ?
Why on earth do the roads have to be shut closed 3 hours before the procession starts , inconveniencing those trying to get to work,? Would it not be better to move this event to a Sunday when there would be much less disruption , and many more people would be able to attend it ? itme
  • Score: 16

11:41am Thu 19 Jun 14

brabazon says...

Not a mention of bus route diverted, Friday as well not a good time to have it, will take hours for buses to get back to normality.
Not a mention of bus route diverted, Friday as well not a good time to have it, will take hours for buses to get back to normality. brabazon
  • Score: 4

8:57pm Thu 26 Jun 14

grey-area says...

Moving Walking Day has been suggested for at least 20 years as the attendance and numbers taking part have declined rapidly over this period. Tradition needs to cater for modern day needs.

Gone are the days when all the factories and shops closed making the day special. Maybe, because town centre fills up a bit, the shops see more chance to profiteer.

It would be worth seeing if moving it to a Sunday could work, although shops are open these days.
Moving Walking Day has been suggested for at least 20 years as the attendance and numbers taking part have declined rapidly over this period. Tradition needs to cater for modern day needs. Gone are the days when all the factories and shops closed making the day special. Maybe, because town centre fills up a bit, the shops see more chance to profiteer. It would be worth seeing if moving it to a Sunday could work, although shops are open these days. grey-area
  • Score: 2

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