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MP pledges key link road support

Fylde MP Mark Menzies, after meeting bosses at town hall in Lancashire in a bid to get Wildings Lane opened.

Fylde MP Mark Menzies, after meeting bosses at town hall in Lancashire in a bid to get Wildings Lane opened.

 

Fylde’s MP has said he will do all he can to ensure a key link road between south Fylde and Blackpool is reopened ahead of schedule.

Mark Menzies held a meeting at County Hall in a bid to get Wildings Lane, also known as the Moss Road, opened.

The Member of Parliament met Lancashire County Council chief executive Jo Turton to discuss how best to move forward after the road was shut by police in August due to safety concerns. A date of April 2015 has been put on the road being fixed.

During the meeting, Mr Menzies agreed to support the council’s bid for Government funding to part-build the new road so a route is open while work continues on building the rest of a new link road, which will run alongside the existing track.

Following the meeting, Mr Menzies said: “I called this meeting as I was growing increasingly concerned about the closure of this vital link road and the affect it was having on the wider network around Lytham and St Annes.

“I felt it was extremely useful to sit down with Jo and get all our cards on the table to see how best we can move forward. I want to ensure this funding is secured as quickly as possible as it is crucial we get traffic moving around the area again.

“I got the impression the county is as keen as anyone to get this project off the ground, which was good to see.”

 

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