A SERIES of 20mph speed limits is being expanded across Warrington to make the town safer and improve the quality of life for residents.
The limits will be on residential roads, with the exception of some key routes.
The scheme aims to give residents greater ownership of streets and public spaces. It also aims to encourage healthier forms of transport such as cycling and walking, and reduce the number and severity of collisions.
A pilot scheme ran for 18 months in three areas of the town and allowed the council to assess what type of roads were suitable for the limit. It will now expand on these and introduce 20mph speed limits across Warrington in phases over the next three years.
Cllr Linda Dirir, (pictured) executive board member for highways, transportation and climate change, said: “This new scheme will have huge benefits for the town and we hope everybody will get behind it.
“Not only does it mean increased safety for road users and residents, but by encouraging walking or cycling, people can also enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits.”
The existing 20 mph speed limit areas are the Town Centre, Orford and Great Sankey.
 
The areas for the first phase roll out are:   

Dallam – residential roads within the boundaries of, but not including Sankey Brook, Cromwell Avenue (A574), Winwick Road (A49), Kerfoot Street,   Folly Lane, Lovely Lane

Orford Park – residential roads within the boundaries of, but not including  Longford Street, Orford Lane, Marsh House Lane, Padgate Lane, Orford Road (A50), Hilden Place (A50), Orford Green (A50), Long Lane (A50) Winwick Road (A49)

Warrington Hospital - residential roads within the boundaries of, but not including Priestly Street (A57), Froghall Lane (A57), Midland Way (A57), Winwick Street, Pinners Brow, Winwick Road (A49), Kerfoot Street, Folly Lane, Lovely Lane, Sankey Green (A57).

Orford Lane - residential roads within the boundaries of, but not including  Winwick Road (A49), Lythgoes Lane (A49), Cockhedge Green (A57), Manchester Road (A57), Padgate Lane, Marsh House Lane, Orford Lane, Longford Street.

Peace Centre - residential roads within the boundaries of, but not including  Sankey Way (A57), Cromwell Avenue (A574), Trans-Pennine Route Railway, Lovely Lane.

Milner Street - residential roads within the boundaries of, but not including Sankey Way (A5061), Liverpool Road (A5061), Crosfield Street, Froghall Lane (A57), Priestly Street (A57), Sankey Green (A57).

Cockhedge Centre - residential roads within the boundaries of, but not necessarily including Winwick Street, Scotland Road, Academy Street, Mersey Street (A49), Fennel Street (A49), Brick Street (A49), Cockhedge Green (A49), Midland Way (A57).
More information and plans of the areas can be seen on the website at:  www.warrington.gov.uk/20mph