Route to link Glossop with Sheffield gains momentum

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The government is one step closer to proposing a trans Pennine route, which would link Glossop with Sheffield by road.

Last year, it was announced that there would be a feasibility study to look at potential problems posed by the project and identify solutions.

Now, according to High Peak MP Andrew Bingham more details of the study have emerged, and it’s good news for long-suffering Glossop motorists.

As part of the government’s Action for Roads strategy, the study will look at congestion on roads including the A57 through Glossop and the A628 through Mottram, Hollingworth and Tintwistle.

The Department for Transport has confirmed that work on the study should be completed by the end of this year, most likely to coincide with the Autumn Statement.

Andrew said: “I want to assure Glossop motorists that, although it might sometimes seem like nothing much is happening, I am continually pushing the case down in Westminster. I will not rest until a bypass is built, and will continue to do everything I can to make a bypass happen.”