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City Deal Bridge Gets Real

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Three council Leaders have teamed up to look at possible locations for a new opening bridge across the Clyde.

The new bridge will be part of the £78 million Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside Project and funded by Glasgow City Region City Deal. The Leaders of West Dunbartonshire, Glasgow City and Renfrewshire Councils believe that it will bring ‘significant investment, jobs and transport benefits to communities on both sides of the river and throughout the City Region.’

city-dealCouncillor Martin Rooney, Leader of West Dunbartonshire Council said: “This landmark bridge will bring significant economic, regeneration and transport benefits to our area. The development will position our communities right at the heart of the regional economy and increase growth here in West Dunbartonshire by improving access to jobs, training and education, including the University of the West of Scotland, on the other side of the river. The improved infrastructure this project will deliver will open West Dunbartonshire to new visitors and opportunities and make our area an even more attractive prospect for those looking to invest.”

The new bridge, which will accommodate vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, will increase the potential for business growth by improving connections with customers and suppliers on both sides of the river.  It will also enhance access to land which is currently underused or derelict; unlocking the potential for regeneration and new developments in the Yoker, Clydebank and Renfrew areas.

New City Deal Clyde Bridge-SA001.JPG  FREE FIRST USE Councillor Frank McAveety, Leader of Glasgow City Council , Councillor Martin Rooney, Leader of Dunbartonshire Council and Councillor Mark Macmillan, Leader of Renfrewshire Council  at the banks of the clyde near where the New City Deal Clyde Bridge is to nee located. Council Leaders Back New City Deal Clyde Bridge Three council Leaders have teamed up to look at possible locations for a new bridge across the Clyde.The new bridge will be part of the £78 million Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside Project and funded by Glasgow City Region City Deal.  The Leaders of West Dunbartonshire, Glasgow City and Renfrewshire Councils believe that it will bring ‘significant investment, jobs and transport benefits to communities on both sides of the river and throughout the City Region.’This will be an exciting addition to the Clyde and its only opening road bridge. It will also be the only road crossing between the Clyde Tunnel and the Erskine Bridge. Councillor Martin Rooney, Leader of Dunbartonshire Council said, “This landmark bridge will put our communities right at the heart of the regional economy.  It will have a positive impact on local life and help to create a thriving future where businesses can grow and residents can take advantage of new connections to employment, leisure and educational opportunities.”The project will increase the potential for business growth by improving their connections with customers and suppliers.  It will also enhance access to land which is currently underused or derelict; unlocking the potential for regeneration and new developments in the Yoker, Clydebank and Renfrew areas.The Glasgow City Region City Deal is investing £1.1 billion on infrastructure. £300 million of this will be spent on projects in Dunbartonshire and Renfrewshire: the £28m Exxon site development at Bowling, the Glasgow Airport Investment Area, and the new rail connection between Glasgow Central, Paisl

Councillor Mark Macmillan, Leader of Renfrewshire Council said, “This impressive addition to our infrastructure will complement other City Deal investments and help to make the area even more attractive to residents and businesses. The sheer scale of investment in this area indicates the extent of its economic potential.”

Councillor Frank McAveety, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said; “The new bridge is a symbol of what can be achieved through this City Deal. It will not only connect communities across the Clyde, but improve people’s employment prospects, create the conditions for economic growth in the city region and be an inspiring addition to the waterfront.”

The Glasgow City Region City Deal is investing more than £1billion on infrastructure projects throughout the region. It will also support the creation of thousands of new jobs, assist thousands of unemployed people back to work, improve public transport, drive business innovation and growth, and generate billions of pounds of private sector investment. 

Residents and businesses can meet the City Deal Project Team, see the plans and find out more about the project on Thursday 16 June at St Margaret of Scotland Hospice Education Centre, Clydebank and on Tuesday 21st June at Yoker Community Campus. More information about the community events, the new bridge and other City Deal projects can be found at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/citydeal.

More information about the Glasgow City Region City Deal can be found at www.glasgowcityregion.co.uk.