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Multi-million pound road improvement scheme announced for Stockton
A TOTAL of £3.3m has been secured from the Government to improve traffic flow in Stockton.
The funding which was announced by Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for the Department for Transport, and will be paid to Stockton Borough Council carry out works to ease congestion on Thornaby Road.
Works are expected to start on the £4.8mThornaby Road A174/A1044 Congestion Relief Scheme in May 2014 and are planned to be complete by early 2015.
The scheme will dual the A174 Parkway Extension between the A174/A1044 junction, where capacity improvements will also be made to complement the already secured Highways Agency improvements and the A19/A174 Trunk Road interchange. In addition the combined proposals will create new access to the Teesside Industrial Estate both reducing congestion and encouraging growth.
Councillor Mike Smith, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport, said: “Nationally Stockton was only one of 15 local authority schemes to win funding from this round which will see us tackling congestion alongside our partners, the Highways Agency.
“This funding will help us deal with this pinch point, ease traffic flow and make journeys quicker and smoother for residents and visitors alike.
“Improvements to infrastructure help us keep the Borough moving, which is vital to attract new businesses, encourage growth and boost job opportunities.”
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