Faisal Rashid MP welcomes funding announcement for west Warrington

Faisal Rashid, MP for Warrington South, has welcomed the news that Warrington Borough Council’s bid for funding from the Government’s National Productivity Investment Fund, to ease traffic congestion in West Warrington, has been successful.

The Council has been awarded £7.36 million of funding for two schemes including the Omega Highway Gateways Project in the Warrington South constituency.

The Omega Highways Gateways Project will widen junctions at Burtonwood Road/Kingswood Road Lingley Green Avenue/A57 Liverpool Road (Trigger Pond) to increase capacity, reduce congestion and improve road safety.

In June Faisal wrote in support of the bid, giving his full endorsement to the benefits of the proposed package of junction improvements to west Warrington. He stressed the need for enhancements to the local highway network to reduce congestion and to ensure the area’s economic potential as an employment and residential location could be maximised.

Faisal Rashid MP said:

“I was happy to endorse Warrington Borough Council’s bid to the National Productivity Investment Fund and I was delighted to hear that the Government has awarded Warrington with funding for much-needed highway improvements.

“I believe that the Council’s package of improvements will be beneficial to the west of our town, helping to tackle congestion and reducing travel times. I am also working with the Council to look at a possible bid in the near future to open up the slip road to Omega from the M62. I hope that these improvements to our transport infrastructure will help to ensure that west Warrington is an even more successful and prosperous place in which to live and do business.”

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