New bridge across Ship Canal to ease Warrington congestion

A new bridge is to be built across the Manchester Ship Canal in Warrington.

The plan has been approved after the government confirmed it would invest an extra £15m into Cheshire and Warrington between 2016 and 2021.

It is part of an announcement of funding for Local Enterprise Partnerships across England.

It is hoped the high-level bridge, from the A56 Chester Road, will provide traffic relief to the town centre and open up land for development.

The money has been secured by the Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership and is in addition to the £142.7m of funding committed by the government in July.

It is estimated up to 12,000 new jobs could be created and 5,000 new homes built.

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