November 28, 2011 6:40 PM
Mark alongside Stockport Council Leader Dave Goddard

Mark alongside Stockport Council Leader Dave Goddard

Today the Coalition Government announced that the A555 link road from the A6 to the M56 has finally been given the green light. Cheadle MP Mark Hunter has expressed his delight about the news after a long and hard fought campaign to see the road completed.

Commenting, Mark said:

"This is very good news indeed. It's an exciting day for Cheadle and probably the best news Stockport has had for a long time.

"The next phase of the A555 Relief Road, between Manchester Airport where it will link with M56 and the A6, will transform the quality of life of many thousands of local people whose lives are currently blighted by far too much traffic on our residential roads.

"The news that the Coalition Government is to give the go ahead to this major infrastructure project is very welcome and follows many years of energetic campaigning. Even before I was the MP I have constantly sort to make the case for the relief road and I know many others have also given their support.

"People in Bramhall, Cheadle Hulme and Heald Green will all benefit directly from the scheme, but the completion of this vital road will have much wider effects across our area.

"Local people, councillors, Stockport Council, Manchester Airport, the Chamber of Commerce, and of course my predecessor the late Patsy Calton have all been instrumental in this campaign from day one and I pay tribute to all their efforts.

"This is a real victory for all our community and a great day for all those who were beginning to doubt if they would ever see progress on this much needed scheme."

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