Cycle lane upgrades for easier use of A-roads gets under way in the North West

Improvements should make it safer and easier for riders to use busy A-roads

(Image credit: Highways England)

A popular cycle route in the North West of England will be upgraded as part of ongoing plans to make it easier for riders to use major A-roads and cross motorway junctions in the UK.

The A574 Birchwood Way near Junction 21a of the M6 in Warrington, will receive improved safety barriers, additional lighting and cycle signs when work starts on Tuesday, March 20 for two weeks.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).