New website puts roadworks
on the map
WIRRAL Council has signed up to a
national online mapping system which allows members of the public to view full
details of all roadworks with a single click.
roadworks.org, people can find out if they are likely to encounter
delays due to roadworks on any journey they have planned.
The details on the website tell visitors who is carrying out the works, when it
is due to start and finish, the extent of any potential delay and contact
details for the company involved. It will also show any diversion routes to show
motorists how to move around potential delays.
Cllr Stuart Whittingham, Cabinet member for Highways and Infrastructure, said:-
"This represents a massive forward step for the Council in delivering on
our promise to develop a transport network and systems that are fit for the
Being part of this system will keep Wirral moving while the Council and the
various utility companies carry out essential and planned improvements and
repairs. It will also help the Council in co-ordinating works better so that any
potential disruption is kept to an absolute minimum.
The advantages of being able to look on a map and see where roadworks are taking
place or are planned are obvious and I think this will prove very popular and
useful with residents and an extremely useful tool for the Council and our
The system that works behind the website has been developed by a
company called:- 'Elgin'. They say their product is "a unique, authoritative
information resource for the public and the primary tool for streetworks and
traffic management professionals. It enables better coordination and
planning of activities that cause disruption to traffic and residents, helps
reduce congestion and keeps the public informed, while reducing costs for public
bodies. We are delighted to have Wirral on board."