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Consultation set to open on A6 to Manchester airport relief road

A consultation on the proposed 10km long dual carriageway A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road scheme is due to start on Monday.

The scheme would link the A6 at Hazel Grove to the eastern end of the A555 at Woodford Road, Bramhall and from the western end at Wilmslow Road, Handforth to Manchester airport and is part of the wider South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy.

Once completed, the scheme could deliver substantial benefits to the wider economy, generating additional economic output for the region of up to £2.5bn, as well as contribute towards the creation of up to 5,000 new jobs due to improved connectivity, according to Stockport Council.

It, along with partners Cheshire East and Manchester City councils, is consulting on the road scheme in two phases. The first phase of consultation, which runs from 22 October until 25 January 2013, will allow the three councils to ask for views on junction options to help determine a preferred scheme. A second phase will follow in spring 2013 when the three councils will seek views on the preferred scheme, prior to the submission of a planning application in summer 2013.

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  • When looking at a scheme it is always nice to be able to see the route ... does no-one use maps any more let alone bim ?

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