Simon Fell, Conservative Spokesman for Barrow and Furness, has welcomed today’s announcement by the Transport Secretary that work will begin to build a bypass at Grizebeck, providing relief for locals and commuters alike.
At Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced the first five upgrades to the Major Road Network. One of these is at “the infamous farmyard bottleneck" at Grizebeck.
Speaking at the Conference, Simon Fell said:
“I’m glad that after years of campaigning on this issue, the Government has pledged action to fix the A595. I would like to pay tribute to the hard work of many who have doggedly campaigned on this issue.
“It beggars belief that one of the main roads in our area runs through a farmyard and I look forward to this dangerous bottleneck being removed.
“I took Chris Grayling to Grizebeck with Trudy Harrison last year to see the bottleneck for himself. He was staggered by what he saw then, and I’m very glad that his warm words are now being translated into action.”