Executive Board considered the attached report.
RECOMMENDED: That Council approve the increase in Capital Funding allocation to ensure the scheme progresses.
The Council considered a report of the Strategic Director, Enterprise, Community and Resources, on the Widnes Loops to West Bank Link Road.
RESOLVED: That Council approve the increase in Capital Funding allocation to ensure the scheme progresses.
The Board considered a report of the Strategic Director, Enterprise, Community and Resources, which provided an update on progress on the Widnes Loops Link Road and junction works.
The Board was reminded that, at its meeting on 22 February 2018, it had approved the outline development of a permanent road link between the Mersey Gateway Widnes Loops Roundabout and Victoria Road/ Waterloo Road/ Hutchinson Street junction. It was reported that during the summer, the Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader and Portfolio holders used his emergency powers to agree the land transfer to the Council.
The report advised that the SCAPE Framework contract would be utilised to procure construction works and with Board approval, also used to deliver the project. An amendment to the Capital Programme had been approved subject to further reporting at detailed design stage.
1) the report be noted;
2) the Board notes the Chief Executive’s use of his delegated powers, as outlined in paragraph 3 of the report;
3) Council be recommended to approve the increase of Capital Funding allocation to ensure the scheme progresses; and
4) the Board approves the use of the SCAPE contract to enable continued progress of the scheme.