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Multi-million pound boost to improve Cheshire roads

Cheshire roads will be improved with millions of pounds of investment works as several funding bids have proved successful.

Along with the announcement that the £58 million Middlewich bypass will go ahead, Cheshire East Council has also confirmed highways improvements for Crewe and Macclesfield.

A total of £8.5m has been secured for the road networks in the two towns through through two national productivity investment fund bids.

In Crewe, cash will go towards new roads and junctions that will ease congestion in the north of the town near Leighton Hospital and the Bentley factory.

Meanwhile Macclesfield will see funding go directly towards improving the busy Silk Road and Hibel Road junction.

Councillor Rachel Bailey, leader of Cheshire East Council, says: “Fresh off the back of the news that we have been successful with our funding bid for the Middlewich bypass, this is another terrific boost for two of the other major towns in our borough.

“This funding is a big step towards providing much needed relief to some of the more congested areas around Crewe and Macclesfield. Alongside the council’s own funding and that from developers, it will bring further economic advantages to the borough in the form of job creation.”

Construction on both the Crewe and Macclesfield schemes is scheduled to get underway within the next two years.