Part of Growth Deal 1 and seen as a precursor and an enabling project for the wider Shrewsbury North West Relief Road, the Oxon Link Road (OLR) project was awarded £4.2m of Local Growth Funds in 2015 as part of a £12.9m project for the construction of a new single carriageway link road between Churncote Roundabout and the B4380. As well as associated infrastructure, including the two a-grade junctions along the new single carriageway link road and a new roundabout on the B4380 to accommodate the OLR.
The core objectives included improving resilience in the local road network, delivering Core Strategy housing targets, opening employment land, creating jobs, supporting economic growth and competitiveness, reducing road traffic accidents and allowing the form and function of the Welshpool Road to be altered in favour of more sustainable modes of transport.
In addition to being an enabling project, the key outcomes for the OLR over its lifetime include 1,090 jobs being created, 835 new dwellings delivered, and additional employment land being unlocked.
£4.2m Growth Deal 1 investment
1,090 jobs and 835 new homes