A6-MARR nearly finished

The new A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road is nearing completion and we anticipate it will be open to traffic by the middle of October, providing a vital road link for residents and businesses across Stockport, Manchester and East Cheshire.

Stretching from Hazel Grove in the east, to Manchester Airport and the ever growing opportunities on offer there in the west, the new 10km link road will bring significant benefits to communities.  Along the route connectivity will be improved; congestion on local roads will be reduced as traffic uses the more direct road link and local employment and business opportunities will be brought within easier reach for all.

Over the coming weeks, contractors will be working to put the finishing touches to the road including laying the final stretches of the surface, ensuring that all of the signals are working and making sure that all planning conditions are fully satisfied.  Once the road is opened there will still be ongoing work over the next few months such as the completion of the landscaping which can only take place in the appropriate season.

As we get closer to the road opening the council are continuing to work with  residents who have  concerns about the potential impact of the finished scheme to keep them updated and where necessary working with them to consider additional mitigation measures- additional fencing and landscaping after the scheme opens.

Ahead of opening to traffic, residents will have the opportunity to explore the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road for themselves during a day of community sporting activities on Sunday 7th October, including a free 5k run.  More details about the event will be released over the coming days and will also be found on the website. http://www.semmms.info

Discussions are taking place with emergency services to organise the practical opening of the road at an appropriate off peak time in good weather as soon after the 7th October as possible and a more formal opening event will be organised in due course.

A6-M60 Bypass

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