Bridge connecting town centre to innovation park nearly complete

Work to build a new bridge linking Oswestry town centre to the new Oswestry Innovation Park is nearly complete.

The Mile End pedestrian and cyclist bridge, which now just requires the final site activities to be completed and formal technical approval, forms the second part of the three individual projects to enable and support housing and employment growth in the area, along with investment and development for Oswestry and the wider area.

The building of this bridge, before work begins on the new Oswestry Innovation Park, was a requirement of the planning conditions and the council has worked alongside WSP, who designed the bridge and managed the contract, National Highways, and Shropshire-based specialist contractor, Beaver Bridges to complete it.

Once open, the bridge will provide safe and inclusive accessibility across the busy A5 to the new Oswestry Innovation Park, and beyond, on the east of the Mile End junction.

Before it can be opened, work needs to be done to prepare the park for development, including the building of three service roads, the instillation of utilities across the site and all the associated infrastructure. This work started earlier this week and is being undertaken by McPhillips (Wellington).

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