Contractor wanted for £25m road upgrade

The search has started to find a contractor to deliver a series 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 a successful contractor 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.

Firms have until 24 April to express an interest in bidding. Contact Donna Fletcher at Gleeds’ Manchester office or email wgis@gleeds.co.uk

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