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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

M62 Junction 7 update (Rainhill Stoops)

Many residents have complained to us lately about the state of the motorway island at the Stoops, "an overgrown mess" was a common description. Your Labour councillors made representatons to tidy the place up but were met with resistance due to the pending improvement programme for the island. We have continued to complain and there was eventually an extensive pruning and cutting back of the trees, shrubs and weeds a couple of weeks ago.

The contract for the M62 Junction 7 Improvement Scheme has, this week, been awarded to Birse Civils Ltd and the construction stage can now commence. The scheme will cost in excess of £1.5 million and will be a major imrovement to improve traffic flows and increase safety. The work involves widening of the existing roundabout to provide additional lanes and a dedicated slip road for road traffic travelling along St Helens Linkway and wanting to travel in an easterly direction towards Manchester.

3 comment(s):

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    By Blogger johnhunor1894910437, at 11:15 am  

  • How long will the work take, and when is it due to start?

    By Blogger Flea, at 9:00 pm  

  • Thank you "Flea" for your query. I am unable to give you difinitives as you request because these issues are subject to some "outside influences". I can tell you that progress is never as fast as we may wish, Birse were, in fact, approved to carry out the scheme development design work in March 2005 which has now been accepted. "Outside influences" now include a licence agreement for a working area (adjacent to the M62 eastbound sliproad)for land outside the council's control.

    By Blogger Cllr. Steve Glover, at 9:06 am  

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