New Bridges for Warrington

David is campaigning for two new bridges in Warrington to help ease the traffic problems which blight our town

David led calls for a new bridge to be a part of the Local Growth Deal which reflects all the top infrastructure projects in Cheshire and Warrington.

The Conservative-led Government agreed and have allocated funding for a new bridge which will link Chester Road with Bank Quay station across the River Mersey. Traffic using the bridge will now be able to travel between the south and west of the Borough without using Warrington’s most notorious pinchpoint – Bridgefoot roundabout.

Construction of the new bridge has already started and is due to be completed in 2018.

David has lobbied the Government for a new high level crossing over the Manchester Ship Canal, linking the A56 at Moore with the A57 at Great Sankey. The Government is interested in this proposal and is looking for ways of funding it after David raised the subject at PMQs.

The Government has now put forward a funding package for the bridge to move forward.

The most recent proposed route can be viewed here


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  • commented 2017-02-06 06:58:58 +0000
    Mr Mowatt

    Aware that you have campaigned for two new bridges across the Canal. However it seems that you never update important aspects of your website. The above content was written in 2014 …

    “The Conservative-led Government agreed and have allocated funding for a new bridge which will link Chester Road with Bank Quay station across the River Mersey. Traffic using the bridge will now be able to travel between the south and west of the Borough without using Warrington’s most notorious pinchpoint – Bridgefoot roundabout.

    Construction of the new bridge is due to be completed by 2017"

    So it’s 2017 … have we seen a hint of any bridge yet? No … so just what are you doing now related to this urgent ongoing problem? I suspect lack of finance will sooner or later be quoted. We hear too that we are now to be charged to cross a new Runcorn bridge that will be built .. great idea .. a TOLL bridge over a major route …lots of money and even more congestion.

    Will this eventually happen to raise funds in Warrington too?

    Lymm Resident