Fylde MP Mark Menzies delighted at progress on M55 link road

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

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has welcomed the latest step towards work starting on the M55 to St Annes link road.

Work will start on the much-needed project next year.

Following the latest meeting of the road’s working group, including members of Fylde and Lancashire County Councils, Mr Menzies said: “I’m really pleased with the progress made since the Conservatives took control at County Hall.

“We have seen real progression in the past few months and  a concerted effort to get this road built.

“We are just waiting to hear back from the last two funding bids which we have been assured are looking successful, and we are now looking at actual plans for the road.

“Next year, we will finally see workmen and diggers on the site and the road will be built.

“It has been enormously complex, with funding secured from the Growth Fund, Fylde and Lancashire County councils, Kensington Developments, the National Productivity Investment Fund, the Highways Agency and other agencies.

“The winning bidder to build the road will be announced early next year, and the work will follow.

“I still will not rest until I see workmen building that road. It is vital for residents so they can get to and from work easily, and tourists who bring money into the area.”

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