A £19.8 million masterplan labelled as the ‘first step’ in the development of the town’s ambitious waterfront programme is set to edge closer. The executive board is expected to award the construction contract and approve the funding package for the Centre Park link scheme at its meeting on Monday. Last month, the project received a huge boost after securing £3.6 million from central Government. A key part of the council’s project is a crossing over the Mersey to connect Chester Road to the town centre, via an extended Slutchers Lane leading from Wilson Patten Street. There will also be a new ‘three-arm’ signalised junction with full pedestrian crossing facilities between Chester Road and the bridge, a single carriageway link road connecting the Mersey crossing with the southern end of Slutchers Lane and a ‘three-arm’ signalised junction with full pedestrian crossing facilities joining up Slutchers Lane and Wilson Patten Street. The executive board is recommended to accept the £5.3m of Local Growth Fund money awarded via the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership, as well as the £3.6 million from the Government, to pave the way for construction to begin. Balfour Beatty is set to be given the green light to… Read full this story
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