As part of the Highways Challenge fund the Department of Transport awarded 3.7 million pounds to Greyhound Bridge for renovation works. This comes after David Morris MP met with Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling to press for the cash.
David Morris MP said:
'Whilst the works on Greyhound bridge will cause short term disruption as such a vital route it is imperative that this work takes place to ensure we can carry on crossing Greyhound bridge to get to Morecambe and Lunesdale.
I have had a number of meetings and conversations with the Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling following the application made by County for the funding to impress how important this project is to our area. I am delighted that the Government have granted the funding to allow this project to go ahead'
Chris Grayling Secretary of State for Transport said:
"I have met with David Morris MP over the past 12 months on many occasions as he has made the case for this much needed project. His insight and passion successfully secured funding by setting out how it will boost connectivity and trade to the Morecambe area. The department have now allocated 3.7 million to upgrade the Greyhound Bridge as we feel that this will enable Davids vision to complement the success of the M6 link that he fought hard for and finally came true after 60 years."