MP for High Peak, Robert Largan, has encouraged residents to engage with the Highways England consultation on the new Mottram Bypass and Glossop Spur.
The project will see the construction of two new link roads connecting the M67 to the A57 at Woolley Bridge.
In August, Highways England signed a contract with construction company Balfour Beatty to build the bypass.
Since being elected, Robert has repeatedly raised the bypass in Parliament, ensuring a commitment to its construction was included in the Government’s Road Investment Strategy, and securing confirmation that a planning application for the bypass would be brought forward.
You can find out more about the project and details about how to get involved in the consultation on the Highways England website at www.highwaysengland.co.uk/A57-Upgrade. The consultation is open until 17 December 2020.
If you require printed copies of the consultation materials, you can request these from Highways England on 0300 123 5000, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert Largan MP commented:
“I’m pleased the formal Mottram Bypass & Glossop Spur consultation has finally opened after campaigning so hard to get to this stage.
“I know we’ve had consultations before, and people will be frustrated about how long the process is, but this is an important step to permit construction to start.
“After decades of waiting, we’re closer than we’ve ever been, and it’s important we don’t let this crucial project slip now.
"It’s important to remember that this is phase one. I will continue to push hard for the full bypass including a solution for Tintwistle as well.
“Please take a few minutes to do your bit and show support for the project online. Also make sure you share the link with friends, family and neighbours!”
Jim O’Sullivan, Highways England's chief executive, commented:
"Our plans for a new road around Mottram will help local communities by taking traffic away from the village, and we value your views to help make it happen."
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps commented:
"We’re working harder than ever to level up infrastructure and deliver for the Northern Powerhouse.
“This new bypass is another great example of that. It will boost connectivity, better linking two key northern cities in Sheffield and Manchester; tackle congestion and improve air quality.”