The Southport Visiter carries sthe story of the Thornton Relief Rd today.
John Pugh said: “Make no mistake, this is big, big news.
“It should make a huge difference plugging Southport into the motorway network and bringing business and tourism to the town.
“The scheme scores impressively in terms of its effect on economic growth which is why its get the go ahead in these tough times.
“The government hasn't made the mistake of cutting back on this important capital scheme.”
Previous schemes for the Thornton bypass had been flatly rejected under previous administrations but was resurrected in 2006 by Labour due to the continuing growth of Sefton Free Port.
But it fell by the wayside towards the end of Gordon Brown’s administration, as public funds ran dry.
Following a spending review by the coalition, the project is one of very few to be green-lighted.
Photo of Tony Robertson and Minister at Switch Island