Cheshire East Council has chosen contractor Graham to deliver the £90m Congleton Link Road, a 5.5km highway running between the A534 to the west of the town to the A536 to the north, with construction set to start later this year.
Stockport and Cheshire East residents will have until 16 July to give feedback on SEMMMS, the South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy, with options on the table including a tram-train network to connect Stockport with Hazel Grove, Didsbury, and Altrincham.
Cheshire East is aiming to have funding in place for its £55m upgrade of the A500 by the end of the year after it submitted a business case to the Department for Transport earlier this week, with the council aiming to start the project by spring 2020.
Lord Jim O’Neill, vice-chairman of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, has called on Government to conclude a devolution deal for Cheshire and Warrington this year, a move welcomed by local business leaders.
A consultation begins today into a refresh of the South East Manchester Multi Modal Strategy, the plan which guides transport investment into commuter pinch points across the Cheshire and South Manchester boundary.
Rachel Bailey, leader of Cheshire East Council told Place North West that the Government's confirmation last week of the requested full programme of works at Crewe train station will open the door for investment in towns such as Macclesfield.
The Northern Powerhouse Partnership has called on Government to deliver Northern Powerhouse Rail by 2032/33, providing high-speed links between regional cities at the same time as HS2 reaches the north.