RESIDENTS can have their say on council plans to change a major road in the town.

Warrington Borough Council has launched a six-week consultation on the Bewsey Road Improvement Scheme.

The scheme aims to make travel safer and smoother for everyone, including pedestrians and cyclists, and is funded by the government’s Town Deal programme.

It also aims to promote more walking and cycling in and around the town centre, and while the roads and footpaths along Bewsey Road are wide, there is currently no formal cycle way along the road.

The council says that the scheme will provide a ‘key missing link’, connecting west Warrington to the town centre.

The scheme will also link the new CYCLOPS junction at Bewsey Road and Lovely Lane with Froghall Lane towards the town centre.

The main features will be as follows:

•            Two-way segregated cycleway along the majority of the route

•            New pelican crossing adjacent to the business park, connecting to the primary school

•            Raised junctions to provide safe crossings for pedestrians and cyclists

•            Junction improvements at Froghall Lane

Residents can get involved in the consultation and have their say by:

•            Completing the online survey. All views will be taken on-board.

•            Coming along to one of the consultation events at Whitecross Community Centre, Lexden Street, WA5 1PT and speaking to the team about the plans. These take place on:

  • Wednesday, July 17, between 2pm-7pm
  • Saturday, July 20, between 10am-1pm

The consultation runs until Monday, August 26.

Warrington Borough Council Leader and Cabinet Member for transport, Cllr Hans Mundry, said: "We're committed to making Warrington a town that's more vibrant and accessible for everyone. That means investing in schemes which make active travel a more attractive and convenient option.

“The Bewsey Road Improvement Scheme – with its focus on creating a safer and more connected environment for pedestrians and cyclists in our town centre - is an important part of those plans. We’re keen to hear everyone’s views, so please take part in our consultation by completing the online survey or joining us at one of our upcoming community events."

For more information on the plans, visit