Warrington junction nets £3m contribution
Warrington Council’s bid for £3m towards the improvement of junction 8 of the M62 has been approved by Highways England.
The money comes from the government’s growth and housing fund and provides a shot in the arm for the £12m project, which is being delivered by the council with support from Cheshire & Warrington LEP alongside contributions from developers.
Construction is due to start in January 2017, with completion expected in late spring 2018.
Cllr Hans Mundry, cabinet member for highways at Warrington Council, said: “As well as providing improvements for existing journeys the scheme will provide much needed capacity to help support further development in the area, such as the Omega development site and Lingley Mere.”
The junction 8 scheme is part of the wider West Warrington package of infrastructure improvements that will support the construction of 1,400 homes in the area.