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Mottram Bypass to be built after 50 years of waiting

More than half a century since it was first proposed, the Mottram Bypass is finally going to be built after a High Court ruling.

The Conservative government have won all the legal challenges, with the High Court ruling that the final challenge to the bypass was "totally without merit".

This means that construction can begin on the Mottram Bypass within the next few months.

The new dual carriageway and spur road will bypass the bottleneck around Mottram Moor and Woolley Lane. Studies have shown that this will significantly reduce congestion, leading to faster journey times, improved air quality and more reliable bus services.

Robert Largan, MP for High Peak, commented: “I am absolutely delighted that the Mottram Bypass is finally going to be built! I live on the main road in the middle of Glossop. As the first MP to actually live in Glossop since 1929, this fight has been personal to me. 

“This victory is the culmination of over half a century of hard work from a huge number of people. I want to thank the 5,000 local people who have signed my long-running petition, calling for the bypass to be built.

“It has been a long and hard fight but we've finally done it!"

The MP went on to restate his continued campaign for a second phase of the bypass around Tintwistle: “Now Phase One of the Mottram Bypass is about to start construction, I'm continuing to campaign for Phase Two around Tintwistle too.

“I am also working with local residents and National Highways on a "Village Gateway" traffic calming scheme for the Tintwistle. At my request, National Highways carried out a study which concluded that major traffic calming measures are needed in the village.”

 

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