Mark Menzies MP discusses new moss road with Transport Secretary

Roads minister John Hayes with Mark Menzies MP at the end of the Moss Road

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies spoke to the Secretary of State for Transport about the new Lytham St Annes M55 Link Road during a meeting in Lytham.

The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin was invited to Fylde to speak at a business dinner at the Clifton Arms hotel on Thursday night and Mr Menzies took the opportunity to highlight the importance of the new road between the motorway and Lytham and St Annes.

Following the meeting, the Member of Parliament said: “Patrick was last in Fylde when he announced that the Government had agreed to put forward £2m to kick-start the building of the new road across the Moss.

“Securing that money was vital to get this project moving forward as the new road was not due to be built for many years and the current route had closed for safety reasons.

“By putting Government Growth Deal financing into the pot we could reduce the time in which the road would be built, which would be to the benefit of everyone.

“I went to the Government in support of this scheme and celebrated when the Secretary of State came to St Annes and announced the project was to go ahead. On the same day, the Growth Deal Minister confirmed to me in Parliament that work on the road would begin imminently.

“Since then I have worked hard with the developer responsible for building the road and the highways authority, Lancashire County Council, and overseen complicated negotiations over additional funding and construction timescales.

“While I feel we are nearly there, the Secretary of State did express surprise that building had not yet begun and agreed to do everything he could to push this project forward.”


PICTURE: Mark Menzies MP with Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin, when it was announced the M55 Lytham St Annes Link Road project would go ahead

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