Wigan tries again with road project
Wigan Council is re-tendering for the design and construction of a new high capacity route into Wigan town centre from the south of the borough.
The proposed A49 Goose Green to Westwood Park Link Road is a connection from the existing A49 Warrington Road roundabout at Goose Green continuing through Westwood Park, north of Pearson’s Flash up to and including improvements to Chapel Lane/Poolstock Lane Junction.
The project was initially awarded to Galliford Try in June 2015, but the contract was terminated, “amicably and by mutual consent,” a Wigan spokesman told Place North West.
The scheme will consist of approximately 2.3km of new dual carriageway which includes an upgrade along the existing Westwood Park internal access road.
The project will incorporate three new major structures to bridge existing watercourses, canals and a primary road, the widening of an existing canal over bridge plus two new footbridges, a new culvert and two new retaining walls.