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‘A555 Airport relief road is a step closer’ – says Stunell

October 1, 2013 4:31 PM

Andrew Stunell MP welcomed the announcement that paves the way for up to £165 million of government funding, allowing a new road to be built between the M56 Manchester Airport spur and the A6 at Hazel Grove.

Commenting, Andrew said -

"This is very welcome news, and means we can see work on site start in 18 months. It is still important to get the details right and keep the impact on local communities low, and the current planning process must achieve that.

"Just as important for residents of Hazel Grove and Bredbury is pushing ahead with plans for the rest of the route round the Grove, and from the A6 through to the M60."

Today's (1 October 2013) announcement paves the way for up to £165 million of government funding, subject to successful completion of all the remaining statutory procedures, allowing a new road to be built between the M56 Manchester Airport spur and the A6 at Hazel Grove.

The new road will significantly improve access to Manchester and to the Airport City Enterprise Zone and lead to an estimated 5,450 new jobs, whilst relieving congestion and improving the safety of road users, pedestrians and cyclists.

Progress on the scheme will be subject to the successful completion of all the remaining statutory procedures which may include a public inquiry. Once these procedures have been completed successfully, the department will provide £165 million towards the full scheme cost of £230 million and construction is scheduled to start in January 2015 with completion in Summer 2017.