Published: 26th Jun 2020

A new road to provide better connectivity to Wigan town centre has now opened.  The A49 link road was officially unveiled by the leader of Wigan Council, Cllr David Molyneux, last week (26 June). It connects Warrington Road and Goose Green to Westwood Park and the town centre at the Poolstock and Chapel Lane junction. The project received more than £20million from the government’s Local Growth Fund through the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), which is managed by Transport for Greater Manchester. The new road been delivered by civil engineering firm Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK. Designed to ease congestion and improve air quality along current routes, it includes new highway and four bridges. ‘The completion of the road is a boost for the borough and will provide quicker journey times for those commuting in and out of the town centre,’ said Cllr Molyneux. ‘I’m delighted to declare the … (To read the full article, subscribe below)