New junction planned for M56 in Cheshire

Written by Ellie

A series of public exhibitions will take place in Runcorn during the coming weeks to highlight how plans for a new M56 junction will benefit travellers in the area.

Junction 11a has been proposed by Highways England to provide a smoother link between the motorway and the new Mersey Gateway bridge, which will open in August this year.

The project has been in the pipeline for more than a year and a public consultation on the plans is now underway – running until February 27th.

All interested parties in the local area are invited to have their say on the proposed scheme and can find out more at events at Murdishaw Community Centre, Preston Brook Village Hall and Halton General Hospital (all in Runcorn) in the coming weeks.

Highways England project manager Tristram Bardrick stated: "The public information exhibitions will give people a chance to find out more about how previous feedback has helped us modify the potential options for this important link between the new bridge and the motorway."

He concluded that Highways England staff will be on hand at each of these upcoming events to field any questions that attendees might have regarding the scheme.

Natalie Brinkley, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, adds: "Developing improved transport links for users of the new Mersey Gateway bridge will provide a significant benefit to travellers in the area – helping to reduce levels of congestion and decrease journey times."

Posted on 20th January 2017

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