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Shropshire Council welcomes award of Shrewsbury North West Relief Road funding

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Shropshire Council has welcomed the Government’s award of almost £1 million to develop an outline business case for the Shrewsbury North West Relief Road (NWRR) in 2017/18.

The NWRR was one of just six successful bids for Local Majors Funding announced yesterday (Wednesday 23 November 2016) in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement.

The funding bid was made by Shropshire Council and endorsed by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Simon Jones, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for highways and transportation, said:

“This is great news and we’re delighted that the bid for funding for a North West Relief Road business case has been successful. One of just six successful bids nationally, this funding will allow Shropshire Council to undertake a full and comprehensive refresh of the evidence base, and then develop a business case for the Shrewsbury North West Relief Road.
“Though this award doesn’t give any automatic future endorsement of the NWRR at a national level, or any access to future construction funding at this stage, it is clearly a very positive development.”

The transport projects awarded funding in the Autumn Statement can be seen by clicking here.

Further information

The schemes awarded business case development funding under the Local Majors Fund are:

  • Suffolk Energy Gateway new road
  • A1079/A164 Jocks Lodge Junction
  • Shrewsbury North West Relief Road
  • Tees Valley East-West connections
  • Sheffield Mass Transit Scheme
  • Warrington Waterfront western link.