Westchester Drive Update

Start date set for Westchester Drive Link

An update on the programme for the construction of the Westchester Drive link has been received from Stephen Harte, the WCC Project Engineer.

Tenders for the construction contract will close on 24 September 2010, with work on site expected to start in late October. There will be an 18 month construction period, with the first task being the construction of the bridge at Middleton Road. Because of the layout of the site, earthworks will be carried out from the road itself, working towards the Churton Park end.

A community liaison group will be set up shortly with representatives from both the Glenside and Churton Park.

The President of the Churton Park Community Association, Ed Crampton welcomed the news that a definite start date has now been fixed. He said that there were many in the community who were wondering if the project would ever get underway.