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Warrington to get a link road

Words: Laura Edgar
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Transport secretary Chris Grayling has approved £142.5 million for a new Western Link, connecting the A56 at Chester Road with the A57 at Sankey Way in Warrington.

The road will create a crossing point over the Mersey. It should reduce congestion and open up land for development for 24,000 new homes and employment opportunities. Jobs are also expected to be created at the Port of Warrington.

Western Link Road will provide an additional link between the north and south of Warrington, and it is expected it will take traffic away from the town centre, as well as ease it around Warrington ban Quay station.

Roads minister Jesse Norman said: “Investment in roads cuts travel time, increases productivity and helps to create new job opportunities.

“The new Western Link Road will significantly benefit both road users and residents in Warrington, and is the latest instalment of the government’s record £13 billion investment in transport across the north of England.”

The government said construction on the new road could start as early as 2021.

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