Daisy Hill bridge deck is to be replaced after the government gave the green light for a £3m funding boost.
Chris Green, Member of Parliament for Bolton West, has welcomed the news that the Daisy Hill bridge deck replacement has been given the green light to proceed, as the Prime Minister announced plans to invest a total of £5 billion in infrastructure to kickstart the country’s economic recovery from coronavirus.
The replacement for the Daisy Hill bridge deck will receive £2.5m from the Government, along with £500,000 of local funding, to proceed. It is one of 29 local road projects which are receiving a share of £100 million, as part of the Conservative Government’s plans to reignite the local economy, connect communities and speed up the recovery as lockdown eases.
The Conservatives were elected last December on a promise to level up infrastructure across the whole country. Today’s announcement is an important stage in that process, and has become even more important following the coronavirus outbreak. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a ‘New Deal’ which puts jobs and infrastructure at the centre of the Government’s economic growth strategy.
Commenting, Chris Green said:
“I am delighted that Bolton West will be one of the very first beneficiaries of the Prime Minister’s New Deal for Britain, kickstarting our recovery from coronavirus.
“Upgrading the Daisy Hill bridge deck will bring significant benefits to the local area, alleviating traffic problems, reducing congestion, pollution and better connecting our community with the rest of the country.
“Last December I was re-elected to deliver for my constituents by championing local infrastructure projects - I am delighted that the Conservative Government shares my commitment to invest in our local area.”
Commenting, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said:
“As the country begins the recovery from Covid-19, we need to get on the front foot and invest in infrastructure in every region to reignite the economy, helping better connect people with work and leisure in the future.
“By investing £100m in local roads and reaffirming our commitment to better connecting communities, we are not just talking about levelling up – but making it happen.”