THE new Centre Park link road reopened earlier this month.

The almost £20 million scheme gives drivers the option of skipping Bridge Foot if they want to get from Parker Street to Chester Road.

A new bridge across the Mersey from Chester Road, just north of Gainsborough Road, has been constructed, joining onto an extended Slutchers Lane leading from Wilson Patten Street.

New signal-controlled junctions have been constructed at each end of the new link on Chester Road and Wilson Patten Street.

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Out photographer took this video (speeded up of course from the usual two minutes 30 seconds journey time) of the new road if you have not tried it out yourself yet.

Outline plans have just been agreed for around 500 homes to be built on much of the route where the former Spectra Packing and Drive Time golf range were.

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The scheme has been constructed by main contractor Balfour Beatty and has overcome the challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

A number of partners provided the funding for the £19.89million project, including a £5.3million contribution from Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership via the Local Growth Fund.

The Government, via Homes England, contributed £3.7million as part of the Housing Infrastructure Fund, with the remainder of the funding came from council borrowing.

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