Have your say on junction shake-up

The roundabout at the junction of Warrington Road, Highfield Gange Avenue and Poolstock Lane, Marus Bridge
The roundabout at the junction of Warrington Road, Highfield Gange Avenue and Poolstock Lane, Marus Bridge
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Have your say

A MILLION-pound road scheme with the aim of solving one of the borough’s biggest hold-ups is out for consultation.

Marus Bridge roundabout - which habitually restricts traffic flows in and out of the borough via the M6 Junction 25 - is scheduled to be replaced by a four-way traffic light-controlled junction.

The ambitious scheme has been strongly welcomed by councillors for relieving congestion and aid traffic flows on one of the busiest road corridors in the borough. Under the project, which would start next summer if officially approved, the roundabout would be removed and a traffic light management system put in its place.

Now it is time for the public to officially have its say.

The Council is displaying the plans at an exhibition at Clifton Street Community Centre, Poolstock, tomorrow and The Grange Community Centre, Winstanley, on Tuesday September 30, both from 1pm to 7pm.

A spokesman said: “The changes will improve the efficiency of the junction and ensure the A49 becomes the route of choice for the majority of traffic travelling from the A49 and M6 to the town centre and vice versa, when the A49 Link Road (linking the new roundabout at Goose Green to Westwood Park and Chapel Lane) is completed. The Council is also planning to upgrade the Clapgate Lane/Warrington Road junction at Goose Green and information will also be provided for this scheme.”

The consultation is open until Friday October 10. To have your say go to www.wigan.gov.uk/MarusBridgeConsultation