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Balfour Beatty set up busway compound in Tyldesley
11:20am Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
TRANSPORT chiefs have finalised contracts with Balfour Beatty to design and construct the Leigh – Ellenbrook Guided Busway.
The 4.5 miles long (7km) busway will be the first in Greater Manchester. Due to open in 2015, it will link up with on highway bus lanes to provide quality bus travel between Leigh, Atherton, Tyldesley and Manchester city centre.
This week Balfour Beatty began setting-up a site compound on land off Astley Street to the north of Tyldesley Rugby Club car park. The club’s football and rugby pitches will not be affected.
Access will be via Astley Street and access from the compound onto the busway site will be constructed to ensure the movement of site vehicles on local roads is kept to a minimum.
Peter Boulton, Transport for Greater Manchester Head of Programme Management Services, said: “We’re very happy to have Balfour Beatty on board for the busway project.
“They’ve already demonstrated a clear commitment to working with the local community during the early stages of the project and I look forward to seeing them strengthen local ties during the construction of this major transport project.”
Peter Commins, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty’s North West Delivery Unit, said: “We are delighted to be officially appointed as TfGM’s construction partner for the Leigh to Ellenbrook Guided Busway project.
“We plan to use our civil engineering expertise to deliver a high quality scheme that represents value for money, whilst minimising the temporary impact of our works on the local community.”
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