Liverpool road projects ‘at risk of cancellation’


The new coalition government could be set to scrap plans to spend £2 billion on major projects in Liverpool.

Work that could be at risk if chancellor George Osborne cuts funding to the developments may include road projects in the city.

Edge Lane is set to be widened after the project was granted £19 million of spending from the Department of Transport.

However, this and many other city projects could be at risk of cancellation if the new administration decides not to grant public spending for them.

The new leader of Liverpool City Council Joe Anderson is planning to hold a meeting to fight any potential spending cuts in the city, adding that it would be “devastating” if projects are scrapped.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, he said: “We need a concerted lobbying campaign to make sure these projects go ahead and continue the renaissance of Liverpool and the region.”

Earlier this year, Merseytravel announced it is to invest around £5 million in carrying out improvements to the two Mersey Tunnels.

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