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Walking Day- and how everyone can play a part in it


TOWN Hall chiefs at Warrington are asking everyone to play their part in the safe and smooth running of the town’s premier event of the year – Walking Day.
The event takes place on Friday June 28 and organisers are gearing up for what is always one of the most popular, vibrant and exciting days in Warrington’s calendar.
This year’s event has presented some additional challenges, due to ongoing regeneration work taking place in the town centre. However, the council has worked hard to put arrangements in place – including phased road closures – so that the traditional route can be maintained.
The inner town centre will be closed to traffic from 7.30am until around 1pm. Vehicle access to the town centre will be severely restricted. Road closures will be strictly enforced.
Anyone expecting a delivery may wish to re-schedule, as access will not be granted at this time. Multi storey car parks at Time Square and Golden Square will be accessible throughout the morning, though may be busier than usual due to the event and other areas being closed.
A council spokesman said: “We apologise for any inconvenience these closures may cause – they are in place for the safety of walkers and all road users.
If you would like more information please visit the council website at warrington.gov.uk/walkingday.
Road closures
Phase 1 – 7.30am
Closure of Sankey Street between Crosfield Street and Legh Street.
Closure of Winmarleigh Street between Sankey Street and Museum Street.
Phase 2 – 8am
Closure of remaining streets within the town centre, apart from those covered under Phase 3.  Access and egress to the new multi-storey car park and DW Sports Fitness will be maintained.
Phase 3 – 9am
Closure of Dial Street, Buttermarket Street, Academy Street.
Academy Way will remain open but will close for a minimum time to allow for the safe passage of the parade passing through.
In addition to this, there are four procession routes into the town centre. Phased road closures will be applied to allow for the safe passage of the churches into and out of the town centre, before and after the main walk.
Route 1 – 9am
Closure of Church Street.
Route 2 – 9am
Closure of the outbound section of Knutsford Road from Grange Avenue, Latchford to Bridge Foot and across Bridge Foot into Bridge Street.
Route 3 – 9.30am
Closure of Rhodes Street, Orford Lane, Pinners Brow, Tanners Lane, Midland Way, Legh Street and Bath Street.
Route 4 – 10am
Closure of Milner Street, Liverpool Road


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