Roads, rail and planes – government money to benefit Solihull

Solihull will benefit from better local transport and an aviation engineering centre at Solihull College, thanks to the Local Growth Deal announced by the government.

The £357 million deal includes:

  • £2 million for an Aviation Engineering Training Centre at Solihull College, providing training for 145 people and creating six jobs
  • £50 million to improve the A45 link between Birmingham City Centre and Birmingham International Airport
  • £2.7 million to improve highways - 11 projects in Solihull and seven in Birmingham - creating 198 jobs
  • £10 million to improve Birmingham Snow Hill Station, which links to Solihull Station and Olton Station

Solihull Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt has welcomed the deal, saying, "This growth deal is a great deal for our area.

"I have been banging the drum for years saying the West Midlands needs and deserves world-class infrastructure to match our world-class manufacturers and other businesses.

"These are exactly the sort of projects we need and I hope they will make a real difference."

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