Funding boost for Centre Park Link project

Centre Park Link Published: Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Warrington Borough Council has secured a funding boost of more than £3m towards the Centre Park Link project.

The government announced the £3,685,904 for Warrington as part of an £866 million investment in local housing projects nationwide.

The Centre Park Link project proposes a bridge crossing across the Mersey from Chester Road, just north of Gainsborough Road. This crossing would join onto an extended Slutchers Lane leading from Wilson Patten Street. A new signal controlled junction is to be constructed at each end of the new link on Chester Road and Wilson Patten Street.

Cllr Hans Mundry, executive board member for highways, said: “We are delighted to have once again been successful with a bid for major infrastructure funding.

“The plans for the Centre Park Link will deliver a new bridge and link road from Chester Rd to Slutchers Lane to alleviate traffic congestion around Bridge Foot and Chester Road. It will also provide a link to land south of Centre Park which currently has no access.”

The Centre Park Link project will also bring forward approximately 465 homes in a location that is within a walkable distance from the town centre and both railway stations.

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, said: “This fund finances vital infrastructure such as roads, schools and bridges, which will kick-start housing development in some of Britain’s highest-demand areas.”