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£25m of road improvements in Salford

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A joint venture between Hochtief and the Buckingham Group is believed to have bagged £25m worth of road improvements bundled up into the Western Gateway Infrastructure Scheme.

The civils works around Salford include realigning the existing A57, a mile-long new dual carriageway link to Trafford Way and a new lift bridge over the Manchester Ship Canal.

Improvements to local roads and junctions are also involved in the project to improve access to the area and boost regeneration.

WGIS improvements are needed as part of developer Peel Group’s Port of Salford development to reduce traffic on local roads and relieve peak time congestions on the M60 Barton Bridge.

One of the major challenges for the pairing, which beat Balfour Beatty and Bam Nuttall, will be coping with many stakeholders in the Western gateway project which include the Highways Agency, Manchester Ship Canal Company, Salford City and Trafford Borough Councils, The Trafford Centre and Salford City Reds.

Work is due to start early next year.


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