Communities around Manchester Airport are facing massive road building projects. It is claimed that new roads will ease traffic congestion. In reality the eye-poppingly expensive road building will create more traffic, with the inevitable increase in health damaging air pollution, and ruin homes, countryside and unique local heritage.
An old Hazel Grove-to-Bredbury bypass plan has been dusted off, with the Government paying £350,000 for a new feasibility study. Since the study is being carried out by the road’s long-term promoters, Stockport Council, don’t expect it to be objective.
The Bypass would be a four-and-a-half mile dual-carriageway extension of the A6-to-Manchester Airport “relief road”, which is already under construction (the red route in the map). It’s the latest in a series of new roads claimed to sort out the terrible congestion south of Manchester. The bypass would cost a huge £580 million! The result might not be what people imagine….
More traffic problems The bypass will draw drivers into and through Stockport from all directions – M56, A34, M60 and A6. To start with, some local roads will see moderate traffic reductions, but these may be short-lived. At times there will be so much traffic on the bypass that local drivers will struggle to…
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