Sunday, June 1, 2008

£38m improvement for M62 junction 6

A £38m improvement scheme at junction 6 of the M62, that will ease congestion and further the economic regeneration of Merseyside has been given the go-ahead, Roads Minister Stephen Ladyman announced today.

The improvements will provide two new link roads to increase the capacity of the junction and remove congestion and delay at its busiest periods.

Dr Stephen Ladyman, Roads Minister, said:

"This junction is a key gateway and these improvements will tackle congestion, improve accessibility and make journey times more reliable.

"This will help to boost the economic regeneration of Merseyside - bringing benefits to regional businesses and road users."

A new footbridge/cycleway crossing will also be provided to improve journeys across the M62 for pedestrians and cyclists.

The improvements are expected to start in Spring 2007 and construction will take approximately 22 months.

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