Trail closures and speed limit in preparation for Creamfields

WARRINGTON Borough Council is set to introduce footpath closures and a temporary 40mph speed limit on Chester Road in preparation for the sold-out Creamfields music festival over the August bank holiday weekend.

Council intends to make an order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. The effect will be to introduce the following:-
40 mph speed limit restriction:
A56 Chester Road – From its junction with Runcorn Road to the borough boundary with Halton.
Trail closures:
Hatton Footpath No.1 – From its junction with Warrington Road to the borough boundary with Halton.; Walton Footpath No.3 – From its junction with Chester Road to the borough boundary with Halton; Walton Trail #3A – From Walton Trail #3 to Borough boundary with Halton.
The Order will be effective from Thursday August 9, 2021 for a period of five weeks, as soon as it is signed on site.
Access will be under the control of the applicable contractor for the duration of the restrictions.
An alternative route will be marked and available on site.
The reason for the temporary restrictions is to facilitate the construction work associated with the Creamfields which takes place from August 26-29.
After being canceled last year due to the pandemic, all tickets have sold out for this year’s event.
Billed as “the party of the summer”, the music festival features music from some of the biggest DJs and dance music artists in the world.
This year’s lineup includes Afrojack, Basement Jaxx DJ set, David Guetta, Jonas Blue, Scooter, Darren Styles and many more.

Jan G. Gilbert