|Have your say on environmental improvements in Poolstock
Residents and commuters are being encouraged to have their say on future environmental improvements in Poolstock.
Wigan Council contracted Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK to deliver the ambitious A49 link road, which will connect the A49 Warrington Road to Westwood Park.
The 40mph dual carriageway will alleviate traffic and congestion along Poolstock and Poolstock Lane, which will lead to improved air quality for local residents.
Ahead of the scheme completing in Spring 2020, the council is encouraging residents and commuters of Poolstock/Poolstock Lane and the surrounding area to give their views on improvements such as; new street furniture, trees, planters and road safety measures so they can develop plans to make the area a better place to live and commute through.
Leader of the council and cabinet member for economy and regeneration, Councillor David Molyneux said: “Although the link road will provide commuters with better east-west connectivity and will give people better access to jobs and investment opportunities, it will also be of significant benefit to those who live in Poolstock.
“We are committed to ensuring local people enjoy living in their areas and in line with The Deal, we want to focus on what residents want. Although the movement of vehicles along the road and better connectivity is important, we also want to make improvements for those living there.
“The consultation is key in gathering this information, so we encourage all those who live and use Poolstock regularly to take part.”
Jones Bros started on site in September last year and have made significant progress on the construction of the new road.
Over the coming months, three bridges will be installed, connecting all sections of the A49 link road. The locations of the bridges are; over the canal adjacent to Scotman’s Flash, across Poolstock Lane and over Smithy Brook.
Local residents will be given updates as the scheme progresses.
Those living in Poolstock and the immediate surrounding areas will receive a leaflet in the post about the consultation and all those who want to find out more are invited to a drop in consultation event on Thursday 21st March at Clifton Street Community Centre between 4pm and 7pm.
The consultation will run from Monday 4th March to 31st March and can be accessed online at www.wigan.gov.uk/poolstockconsultation.