A MAIN road in the centre of Warrington is set to be closed for a period of up to four weeks.

Warrington Borough Council has published a traffic notice for Cockhedge Way.

The temporary prohibition of driving and footway closure order will be in place from the road’s junctions with Scotland Road and Orford Street.

The order will be effective from Wednesday, February 7, for a period of four weeks.

An alternative route has been drawn up taking motorists via Scotland Road and Buttermarket Street.

The notice states: “The restrictions are required to allow for the safe demolition of the Cockhedge Centre.”

It follows the granting of full planning permission in October for the reconfiguration of Cockhedge Shopping Centre.

This was for plans to demolish part of the existing shopping centre, including the removal of the existing pedestrian bridge over Scotland Road.

Retained units would then be refurbished, with improvements also made to the existing shop fronts and east and west entrances.

Permission is already given to reconfigure some of the retail units, relocate the car park serving Buzz Bingo, install fresh landscaping and install temporary hoardings.