Opening date revealed for new A6 to Manchester Airport link road

An aerial view of the new A6 to Manchester Airport link road. Image: SEMMMS.
An aerial view of the new A6 to Manchester Airport link road. Image: SEMMMS.

The new multi-million pound A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road will finally open to traffic later this month.

The 10km link road stretches from the A6 near High Lane to Manchester Airport.

Contractors are currently putting the finishing touches to the road, which will be open to traffic from Monday October 15, according to official announcements.

Coun Kate Butler, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council, said: “I’m delighted to be able to announce the opening date for the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road, which is going to make it even easier for people to travel in and around our region.

"This has been one of the largest and most complex local authority road schemes on site in the UK over recent years and we’ve really appreciated all of the help, patience and support given by residents during the construction work – we know it has been hard at times."

The project has included seven new junctions and improvements to four others, 11 bridges including four railway crossings, a shared cycle and pedestrian path, over 897,000 square metres of new grassland, hedgerow and woodland and 11 habitat areas for wildlife.

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