Motorists in Warrington were given something to cheer about today when Local Growth Minister Greg Clark MP confirmed that a new high level bridge for Warrington had been approved. The project has been talked about in Warrington for decades but there is now a real momentum behind it.
As part of the Local Growth Funding package for Cheshire and Warrington, the Government has agreed a package to allow the bridge to be funded which will include funding from central government, local government and the private sector.
Local MP for Warrington David Mowat has been campaigning for such a bridge since being elected and has been instrumental in pushing the project up the priority list of both the Government and the Council by lobbying ministers and raising the matter repeatedly in Parliament.
David Mowat said:
“Today’s announcement is a real shot in the arm for the local economy. Jobs are being created here, but our creaking road network is preventing the town from reaching its full potential.
“When I first started banging on about a new bridge, people told me “forget about it, they always talk about it but never build it.” This time, things are different, there is now real momentum behind the campaign and I’m determined to see it through to completion.”
The Council's proposed route can be viewed here
(Please not that this is not a final plan, nor will all of the project be delivered at exactly the same time.)
This bridge forms an important part of David's Plan to secure a better future for Warrington. Click here to find out more: