AN experimental project to improve road safety and to tackle parking issues at st Elphin’s CE Primary School has been launched.

The safe pedestrian access to Salisbury Street scheme started on Monday and marks the first of its kind to be trialled in the town.

It has been drawn up by Warrington Borough Council with the Fairfield Community Association, Cheshire Police, St Elphin’s Primary School and councillors.

Clr Linda Dirir, executive board member for highways, transportation and climate change, said: “Road safety around a busy school area is absolutely essential and that’s why we are trialling this scheme.”

Salisbury Street residents will be handed special permits and will be the only motorists allowed to pass through on Monday to Friday between 8.15-9am and 2.45-3.45pm.

Between 8.15-9qam and 2.45-3.45pm on Monday to Friday, only motorists who are accessing a property will be allowed to use the following roads: Glazebrook Street, Wood Street, Helsby Street and Robson Grove.

A total of 40 new parking bays have been installed for school access along the north side of Farrell Street which will have limited parking between 8am-6pm on Monday to Friday with two hours maximum stay.