The contractor, in partnership with consultant Atkins, has been appointed to deliver the long-awaited dual-carriageway aimed at reducing congestion in Tameside village and speeding up journey times between Manchester and Sheffield.
The council aims to implement transport infrastructure projects including a bus gate on Chapel Street East and Victoria Bridge Street, and several pop-up cycle lanes, after receiving £1.5m of active travel funding post pandemic.
Contractor John Sisk & Son has been appointed to build a 2.2km link road from junction 19 of the M62 to Pilsworth Road, a £14m scheme deemed crucial to unlock £150m of development sites in South Heywood.
Salford City Council is looking for contractors to deliver a £2.5m package of improvements to the Liverpool Street corridor and £3.25m of walking and cycling paths connecting Walkden, Worsley and Boothstown to the RHS Bridgewater garden.
The council removed a pop-up bike lane from Ashfield Road in Sale this week only 48 hours after it had been installed, sparking outrage among local cyclists and others seeking to avoid public transport.
The Greater Manchester Mayor asked for patience from the public after the city council was criticised for gaps in its £600,000 bid to fund emergency active transport measures, and said that more time was needed to refine the plans.