Three projects in Greater Manchester have been given confirmation they are to proceed, following the Prime Minster’s announcement on infrastructure earlier this week.
Daisy Hill bridge deck replacement in Bolton will receive £2.5m from the Government, along with £500,000 of local funding, to proceed. Highway drainage improvements in Tameside will receive £1.11m from the Government along with £240,000 of local funding. In Oldham, Waterloo St & Wellington St Bridges will receive £4.174m in local funding and £1.109m of local funding to refurbish and strengthen the two key bridges.
They are three of 29 local road projects which are receiving a share of £100 million, as part of the Government’s plans to reignite local economy, connect communities and speed up the recovery as lockdown eases.
Conservative Greater Manchester Mayoral candidate Laura Evans has welcomed the news, “I am delighted that Greater Manchester will be one of the very first beneficiaries of the Prime Minister’s New Deal for Britain, kickstarting our recovery from coronavirus. These three projects will bring huge benefits to Greater Manchester, alleviating traffic problems, reducing congestion, pollution and better connecting our community with the rest of the country.”