£1.4m road junc­tion plans

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

PLANS to im­prove a ma­jor junc­tion by cre­at­ing new traf­fic lanes, cy­cle­ways and pedes­trian cross­ings will cost £1.4 mil­lion.

Smithy Brook Road, in Wi­gan, will be the point where the A49 and M58 link roads meet con­nect­ing the eastern and western parts of the bor­ough.

But it needs the im­prove­ments to pro­vide com­muters with bet­ter ac­cess to Wi­gan town cen­tre and the M6 and M58 mo­tor­ways. Both roads will also al­le­vi­ate con­ges­tion on busy routes, lead­ing to quicker jour­ney times.

Coun David Molyneux, leader of Wi­gan coun­cil, said: “When the link roads are com­plete, mo­torists will ben­e­fit from high­qual­ity road in­fra­struc­ture, which helps us to po­si­tion Wi­gan bor­ough as a great place to live, work, in­vest and visit.”

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