A57 link road approval described as “landmark decision”

The Government’s approval of the A57 Link Roads project last week has been welcomed by Transport for the North, which says it will bring “substantial benefits” to the region.

The project will include the creation of two new link roads: Mottram Moor Link Road – a new dual carriageway from the M67 junction 4 roundabout to a new junction on the A57(T) at Mottram Moor; and the A57 Link Road – a new single carriageway link from the A57(T) at Mottram Moor to a new junction on the A57 in Woolley Bridge.

Martin Tugwell, Chief Executive at Transport for the North responding to the announcement of the approval of the A57 Link Roads, said: “Transport for the North welcomes the Secretary of State’s support for this scheme, which will see work start on site next spring. Transport for the North has long-supported the need to better connect Manchester and Sheffield, through investment in the rail and road links between two of the North’s most important City Regions.

“The A57 Link Roads project will bring substantial benefits for local communities, reducing noise and levels of air pollution and creating new and improved facilities for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, and will deliver much more reliable connectivity for traffic on this busy Trans-Pennine route, bringing significant economic benefits and improving opportunities for strengthening business and trade links between Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire.”

(Picture – National Highways)


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