Funding secured for £26.4million Cheshire road scheme
By Byron Rimmer
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 14:00
BOOST: Crewe Green Link road work can begin
Work on the Crewe Green Link road can begin after the government agreed to part-fund the scheme.
The Department for Transport will fund up to £15.6million of the £26.4million scheme which will provide vital transport links to Basford and a new bypass to the south-east of Crewe.
This aims to ease congestion in the town and bring major environmental benefits by reducing traffic queues with fewer trucks trying to negotiate town centre streets.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin MP said: “This scheme is great news for Crewe and will support the economic growth and regeneration of the town, including the ‘All Change for Crewe’ strategy.
“The £15.6million we are putting into this project shows that the we are serious about investing in the infrastructure the country needs to drive economic growth, both locally and nationally.”
The scheme consists of a 1.1km-long dual carriageway road from the existing bypass on the A500 to the A5020 passing under the Crewe-Stoke Railway.
Today’s announcement grants full approval to the scheme, which is promoted by Cheshire East Council, and enables work to begin.
The main works are scheduled to start immediately with completion of the scheme in November 2015.
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