Preston Road 2

Land assembly starts on £190m Preston road scheme

Land assembly and compulsory purchase orders for a 4.3km dual carriageway to the west of Preston, connecting the A583 Preston to Blackpool Road at Lea with a new Junction 2 on the M55, are due to start after being approved by Lancashire County Council.

Northern Transport Summit 2017

BOOK NOW | Further speakers confirmed for Transport Summit

The chief executives of Transport for the North, Transport for Greater Manchester, Lancashire County Council, and Cumbria Council, join leaders from transport operators, developers and local authorities on a line-up which includes Government transport secretary Chris Grayling, at Place North West’s annual transport summit.

Lime Street Repair Overhead Wires Earlier Than Expected Collapse Wall

Corroded structure inspected twice before Lime Street closure

Charlie Schouten

Network Rail did not identify severe corrosion on a structure carrying overhead lines into Liverpool Lime Street despite carrying out two inspections in the months running up to the station's emergency closure in January, according to information released to Place North West.

Cllr Ann O'Byrne 2017

Liverpool brings highways services in-house

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By mutual agreement, Liverpool City Council has ended its highways contract with Amey, reflecting a council-wide review that has seen parks services, street cleaning, bin collections, IT, HR and payroll services all returned to direct council control.

West Warrington Transport

Warrington to trigger £8.2m Omega highways spending

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Warrington Council’s executive board will next week be asked to give the go-ahead to Omega Local Highways Phase 3, a series of improvements to the road network around the Omega site, now firmly established as a logistics hotspot and moving into a phase of residential development.

Salford Central

Salford Central station upgrades delayed again

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Works to improve Salford Central station, including improvements to existing facilities and extending platforms to improve capacity, may not begin until 2019, according to a report to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

Farnworth Masterplan AEW

GMCA to sign off funding for Farnworth town centre

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority is expected to approve a £2m funding package to overhaul Farnworth bus station, and invest in public realm and access in the town centre when it meets this Friday.