Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

We're Making Progress

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

We're Making Progress

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COUNCIL workers are 'laying kerbs, surfacing pavements and filling holes' in preparation for a new contractor to take on the Regent Road roadworks, bosses have said.

It comes after Welsh construction firm Dawnus went into administration, putting 700 jobs and a string of public sector schemes at risk.

The company, based in Swansea, has been in charge of the scheme to improve the Regent Road junction which began last August and is set to last a year.

But last week, sub-contractors walked off site, claiming they hadn't been paid.

Administrators Grant Thornton blamed a 'downturn in the construction industry' and 'Brexit uncertainty' for the company's demise.

The M.E.N revealed on Saturday how Manchester council paid Dawnus almost half a million pounds as recently as March 6, just days before it went bust. …

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