City Deal off to official start with approval for bridge at Westway as part of Airport Investment Area

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Renfrewshire Councillors approved the Strategic Business Cases for two projects, marking the official start of City Deal investment in Renfrewshire.

This decision is the first stage in developing the detailed plans which will eventually lead to an investment of £129million funding for major transport and regeneration projects in Renfrewshire.

Work will start first on an extensive new network of roads, paths and a bridge at Westway will link up the new Glasgow Airport Investment Area. The second project will deliver a new Clyde bridge and associated roads that will connect Renfrew to Yoker.

The infrastructure investment around Glasgow Airport will link the Westway, Inchinnan and Airport Business Parks and create further connections with Paisley and Renfrew Town Centres and with the University of the West of Scotland Campus. The £51million project will build roads, cycle routes and a bridge to pull Renfrewshire’s diverse economic assets together and open up unused land for development.

Westway landlord said: “This is further positive news that will attract more business to the area. Over the past ten years, we have invested in Westway, including the recent launch of a new dock development. We strongly believe in the benefits of the park and Renfrewshire in general.”

Work will start on the Renfrew Riverside project in 2018 and on the Airport Investment Area 2017. Both projects will create jobs and business prospects during their construction.

Renfrewshire’s economy will also benefit hugely from the City Deal’s Airport Access Project. This will create a link between Glasgow Central Station, Paisley and the airport. Engineers are currently examining options to identify the best route and solutions for this link.