Construction of a new partially dual-two lane bypass for the towns of Mottram in Longdendale, Hollingworth and Tintwistle. The route will carry the A57 and A628, carrying Trans-Pennine traffic between Sheffield and Manchester, and can be considered a direct extension of the M67. The route will not be grade-separated.
The exact route heads northeast from the terminus of the M67, underneath three roads including the A6018 in a tunnel, then to a roundabout with a connection to the A57 at Mottram Moor. This section is to be dual two lane. From the roundabout, the bypass continues as a single carriageway road to the northeast, curving southeast to end on the A628 east of Tintwistle near Townhead Farm.
This scheme has been cancelled. We're no longer accepting updates or changes to this page.
The public inquiry began in late June.
The public inquiry has been adjourned indefinitely, awaiting the publication of updated evidence by Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council and the Highways Agency. This sets the scheme back quite some way.
The Manchester Evening News reports the cost of the scheme at Â£183m, of which Â£13.7m has already been spent.
The Campaign for Better Transport report that funding for the project has been withdrawn. However, there are no such reports from official sources.
The project was withdrawn in January 2010, and the Highways Agency page (see below) states an integrated transport study will look at alternatives.
With thanks to James for information on this page.