Smithy Brook Road/Warrington Road

Location: Wigan Client: Wigan Council

The £1.4m scheme at Smithy Brook Road is part of a package of works designed to make cycling and walking a more desirable mode of transport for shorter journeys throughout Wigan and to promote greater air quality and wellbeing. The project was funded by Growth Deal Minor Works and the Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund (MCF).

The works involved:

  • Creating a left turn lane onto the A49 Warrington Road.
  • Reducing the width of the central refuge island to create additional traffic lanes on the A49 Warrington Road.
  • Two-way segregated cycle facilities to aid connectivity and maintain road safety for cyclists.
  • Improved pedestrian and cycling facilities
  • New bus stops along the route on Smithy Brook Road.
  • Installation of toucan crossings.
  • New walking and cycling connection to Duke Street.

Wilde Consulting Engineers were appointed to work in close collaboration with Wigan Council’s Major Projects delivery team.

Services provided:

  • Development of the feasibility design, adopting LTN 1/20 best practice for active travel 
  • Supporting collaborative cycling and walking workshops between TfGM, Wigan Council and stakeholders.
  • Statutory undertaker utility assessments
  • Road safety audits to GG119
  • Preparing detail design and MCHW works specification
  • Street lighting and electrical design
  • Wayfinding improvements
  • Vertical alignment / 3D modelling of the proposals
  • Development of contract documents for tender
  • Supporting the client with Tender Queries


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