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Relief Road for Manchester Airport receives Financial Boost

If the planned relief road goes ahead, Anthony and Chris at Car Hire Manchester Airport just hope it does not prove to cause congestion for motorists at other key parts of the road network.

The relief road that is to link the A6 to Manchester Airport is now a step closer to getting under way after the Government pledged £165 million funding towards it. The predicted cost is £290 million to link the A6 at Hazel Grove to Manchester Airport via the existing A555.

There are conditions that need to be met by Stockport, Manchester and Cheshire East councils, which would then result in the Department for Transport (DfT) making the money available. The next stage is to now apply for planning permission later in the month. The remaining money would come from an additional capital grant funding by the government and £20 million from the Local Transport Plan pot.

Lord Deighton, chairman of the HS2 Growth Taskforce and commercial secretary, said: “Making this funding available for new road links around Manchester Airport reflects this government’s commitment to drive growth in the economy and reduce congestion on our roads. Manchester Airport is the fourth largest airport in the UK and of crucial economic importance to the future prosperity of the north of England.”

There is however some opposition to the link road plan as some people believe that the relief road would cause gridlock when it is brought to the A6 as traffic could increase by as much as 150% on some roads when the project is complete.