Oldham granted £6m to improve transport infrastructure

The borough of Oldham in Greater Manchester’s been granted a total of more than £6 million to fund essential work on bridges and other parts of its infrastructure.

Nearly £4.2 million will be spent to ensure the Waterloo Street and Wellington Street bridges can “continue to carry thousands of vehicles a day for years to come.”

The work will involve strengthening steel beams and reinforcement inside the 1970s-built structures, which has corroded over the years, as well as repairing the concrete, plus surfacing and waterproofing to prevent similar damage re-occurring.

The award of this government grant comes after Oldham was recently given an additional £1.832 million to be used for maintaining and repairing the borough’s roads, bridges and other highway infrastructure.

(Picture: Alan Murray-Rust, Geograph.org.uk)


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