Road closures for demolition of Fiddler’s Ferry cooling towers


A number of road closures will be in place on Sunday, December 3, for the demolition of the four North cooling towers at Fiddler’s Ferry Power Station at Cuerdley, Warrington.

It is anticipated that the road closures will only be in place between 7 am-4 pm while the demolition work takes place.

Penketh resident Grace Taylor has been given the honour of pressing the big red button to demolish the four North towers after winning a raffle organised by Warrington Disability Partnership, which helped raise £14,600 for the charity.

Warrington Borough Council has given notice it intends to make an Order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

The effect of which will be to introduce a prohibition of driving as follows: Widnes Road from its junction with Farnworth Road Roundabout Road to its junction with Dans Road; Dans Road from its junction with Widnes Road to its junction with Dans Road Roundabout; Farnworth Road from its junction with Farnworth Road Roundabout Road to its junction with South Lane; South Lane from its junction with Farnworth Road to its junction with Derby Road; Derby Road from its junction with South Lane to its junction with Watkinson Way.
The Order will be effective from 3rd December 2023 for 1 day, however it is anticipated that the closures will only be in place between 7 am and 4 pm, as and when signed on site. Access will be under the control of the relevant Contractor for the duration of the works. The alternative route will be via Widnes Road, Warrington Road, Penketh Road, Sankey Way, Liverpool Road, Warrington Road, Watkinson Way, Fiddlers Ferry Road and vice versa.

The restrictions are required to allow demolition works to Fiddlers Ferry Power Station to be carried.

Mixed emotions for raffle prize winner who will press big red button to demolish Fiddler’s Ferry landmark towers


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  1. It would of been really useful for the article to show a visual map of the roads being closed in the local area rather than everyone now googling where all of them are.

    • Yes it would – but they are protected by Crown Copyright and we can’t use them for this reason. We have asked the council for permisison but it isn’t there’s to give – so unfortunately we can not provide one.
      The council provide all the details on their website which will be updated nearer the time. They pay another news source to provide this information which we do for free.

  2. Anyone know at what point the path from Spike Island to the Ferry Inn will be closed – clearly they can;t leave it open and it would be a great place to see it from!

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