To enable essential engineering works at the ED Plaza construction site, there will be a number of changes to the road network around the Warrington Hospital estate.
From 13 December, the existing one-way section of road leading to the Lovely Lane entrance, which is adjacent to the Emergency Department, will be closed to all traffic. Access to the Emergency Department for ambulance and other emergency services vehicles will still be accessible from the Lovely Lane entrance as normal.
The one-way section of road at the rear of the estate will be temporary two-way traffic to exit the site; a number of temporary traffic lights will enable circular flow around the multi-storey car park to allow access to the Guardian Street exit as well as the new two-way system to the Lovely Lane exit.
The map shows the new two-way system; the route in yellow marks the new direction of travel on the Warrington site. The area marked in red allows two way traffic but will be controlled by temporary traffic lights to enable one direction of travel at a time. The areas marked in blue are for one way traffic (in the direction of the arrows) only. All routes will be thoroughly signposted throughout the estate.
There will be some disruption from these changes but all effort has been made – and will be made during the temporary period to make it as painless for staff, patients and visitors to get into and out of the Warrington site.
Patients and visitors will mostly be unaffected by the temporary changes as the main car park remains as normal; however it may impact on some patients and visitors accessing services in Croft Wing as they will have to follow the new road layout. A comprehensive communications campaign, including on-site posters, road signage and social media posts, will keep patients and visitors informed.
More information on construction updates for our Emergency Department Plaza extension can be found by clicking here.