IMPROVEMENT work to widen Burtonwood Road has now been completed, allowing motorists to experience smoother journeys.

In the first of several Omega projects, the road now consists of two lanes heading southbound between Charon Way and the roundabout junction of Westbrook Way.

The £5m project is funded by Warrington Borough Council, Omega Warrington Limited and The Department of Transport via a successful National Productivity Investment Funding bid, and it is hoped it will reduce queue lengths, improve journey times and enhance walking and cycling facilities.

Work has now started on the £1.15m Burtonwood Environmental Improvements Scheme, which will see traffic management initiatives implemented across the Burtonwood and Collins Green area to deter through traffic, manage speeds and improve road safety.

This follows a public consultation in late 2018 which saw a high percentage of people support the proposals.

Improvements will also include carriageway resurfacing, junction improvements and new pedestrian crossings, street lighting and signage.

The work is due to be completed in October and is being carried out in phases to minimise disruption.

Phase one of the works (Clay Lane / Hayley Road South) will run until Sunday, April 21, with phase two (Clay Lane / Hayley Road North) starting the following day.

Cllr Hans Mundry, executive board member for highways, transportation and public realm, said: “It is vital that the right transport infrastructure is in place to support the development.

“These projects are important to provide additional highway capacity and deliver improved cycling and pedestrian facilities for west Warrington.”