A49 link road

The A49 link road will alleviate traffic on Poolstock and provide an alternative route for commuters and residents travelling into Wigan town centre.

It will be a dual carriageway with a 40mph speed limit and will connect Warrington Road, Goose Green, to Westwood Park and the town centre at the Chapel Lane and Poolstock junction.

Westwood Park

Westwood Park is a large-scale mixed use development site which extends to approximately 22 hectares (53 acres) and has the benefit of outline planning consent. A total of £40m has already been privately invested on site with a state of the art factory for global wet wipe manufacturer Nice Pak International, the structure itself is now one of the largest builds in the borough.

Most recently, Unity House has been developed independently into Office Bay managed workspace and continues to attract entrepreneurs from neighbouring areas.

Enhanced connectivity is key to supporting growth in the borough and plans for the A49 link road will mean that the Westwood Park site will be an excellent location for those businesses wishing to relocate into Wigan.

When will work start?

The road has already been granted permission to be built and the design has been completed.

Work is due to start on site in Autumn 2018 and the road completed in Spring 2020.

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