Work starts on £33.6millon A34 corridor scheme


Work has commenced on the £33.6million scheme aimed at improving connectivity along the A34 corridor in Handforth and Cheadle.

The government announced in November 2023 that the scheme had been given the go-ahead for the project to ease congestion between the A560 and the A555 and enhance walking and cycling accessibility.

Contractors have started work on the first two schemes today (Tuesday, April 2nd) near Gatley Road and Broadway.

A Stockport Council spokesperson said "These improvements are part of the wider scheme that will also deliver improved access to the Cheadle Royal Business Park, the Stanley Green business area, a designated walking and cycling route along the A34 and include a new pedestrian subway for pupils and staff at Kingsway School.

"The council will be minimising the amount of carbon used during the construction process as well trying to improve biodiversity by planting new trees and improving habitats along the route."

The Department for Transport has provided £33.64m towards the project, with Stockport Council contributing £0.56 million. The remaining £6.3 million will be provided by third party developers.


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