£4M Bid to Improve Wellington Transport
A bid for nearly £4 million to improve travel and transport around Wellington was submitted to the National Productivity Investment Fund on 30 June 2017. The National Productivity Investment Fund was announced in the 2016 Autumn Statement. The Department for Transport asked local authorities to submits bids for funding to relieve congestion, upgrade local roads and public transport networks, unlock economic and job creation opportunities and enable the delivery of new housing developments.
Telford & Wrekin Council has developed the Growing Wellington bid to improve travel in and around Wellington to improve access to the town and support the vitality of the town.
One of the key areas mentioned is to reduce congestion on the B5061 from TCAT to Ketley Brook.
Work is expected to take around 18months.