We are improving the junctions in our borough to improve capacity and safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
Toucan crossings for Wigan Central
The scheme will provide new and improved crossing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists at the following junctions:
- Walkden Avenue / Mesnes Road / Kenyon Road
- Gidlow Lane / Beach Hill Avenue / Spencer Road West
- Toucan crossing on Spencer Road West between Barnsley Street and Dawson Avenue
- New traffic signals and pedestrian and cycle crossings on Walkden Avenue / Buckley Street under the West Coast Mainline railway bridge.
The scheme will also provide improved walking and cycling routes along Gidlow Lane and connecting with Wigan Town Centre via Mesnes Park.
This is a densely populated area of Wigan, with little or no provision for crossing busy roads, and access to the town centre from this area is difficult if you are walking or cycling.
The scheme will provide safe crossing facilities to Wigan Town Centre with access to all the services located there, including bus and train stations, shops, and health and leisure facilities. This will give local residents the option to walk or cycle safely into town rather than driving.