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Will Manchester Airport relief road ease congestion?

Will Manchester Airport relief road ease congestion?

The proposed A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road has been discussed and up for consultation. And, if a planning application is submitted and approved this summer, construction of the road is expected to take place before 2017.

The A6 – Manchester Airport Relief Road is part of the South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy (SEMMMS), and will be undergoing a second phase of consultation before the planning application is submitted.

The plans were developed as part of a 20 year strategy to deal with existing and predicted transport problems in the area, with the aim of improving the use of road space, improving public transport and encouraging urban regeneration. With Manchester Airport handling some 20 million passengers each year, the roads, especially in the peak holiday periods can be even more congested.

Property Aspects Magazine wanted to know more about the Relief Road and what it will mean for local businesses. Peter Knight from Knight Morris – Project Managers – Project Managers told us: “The new road will provide around 10 kilometres of new dual carriageway from the A6 near Hazel Grove in south east Stockport to Manchester Airport via the existing A555. This road project will ease traffic congestion in the area considerably.”

“Hopefully this project will increase employment and generate economic growth, with improved connectivity between the up and coming Manchester Airport Enterprise Zone and local areas. It will also improve the efficiency and reliability of the highway network, whilst providing an improved route for freight and business travel.”

The Relief Road will also reduce the amount of traffic in residential areas, whilst improving facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and other public transport.