£300k backing for Hereford Bypass

Midland Connect allocate funding to progress the bypass scheme

Midlands Connect, a collaboration across the whole of the Midlands between Local Authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Network Rail, Highways England and central government, has allocated £300k of funding to help progress the Hereford Bypass scheme development.

The bypass scheme has been identified as ‘an early priority’ for Midlands Connect as it supports connectivity within the Marches, the Midlands region and across the border with Wales.

Councillor Philip Price, cabinet member infrastructure said:

“Having the support of Midlands Connect to deliver the bypass scheme is key in its successful delivery. The bypass will deliver the growth Herefordshire vitally needs to remain self-sustaining; but from a regional viewpoint it also delivers an improved regional corridor from the Midlands, the Marches and into South Wales.”

Pledging the financial support during a visit to Hereford last week, Midlands Connect Programme Director, Maria Machancoses said:

“The A49 Hereford Bypass will strengthen the economic and transport links between the Midlands and Wales, benefitting people and businesses.”



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