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National Productivity Investment Fund for the Local Road Network

A556 Gadbrook Business Park Junction upgrade

The purpose of the Department for Transport (Dft) National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) is to increase and rebalance productivity, by relieving congestion and delivering upgrades to local roads and public transport networks, outside of London. National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) Local Road Network projects will be required to promote or facilitate one or more of the following aims:

  • to ease congestion and provide upgrades on important national, regional or local routes;
  • to unlock economic and job creation opportunities
  • to enable the delivery of new housing developments.

The A556 Gadbrook Business Park junction upgrade scheme was prioritised locally as best able to demonstrate the outcomes for NPIF funding.

The £2.990m scheme will bring significant congestion relief and productivity benefits to the A556 Gadbrook Business Park junction in Northwich, enabling 6,060 current and future jobs by 2020. While helping to facilitate an increase of gross value added (GVA) to £27.7m to the local economy and reduce carbon emissions. It will deliver a new left turn slip and widen junction approaches, while reducing traffic delays during peak time periods.

It is anticipated successful bidders will be announced in the Autumn statement 2017.

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