Work has now begun on the long-awaited £53m Poynton Relief Road.

The contractor Graham have published the first edition of their Poynton Relief Road Construction Phase Newsletter. View the Newsletter, as a PDF (400KB), here.

They are undertaking enabling works to clear parts of the site and prepare the ground for construction. The design and build contract was awarded in autumn 2019 to Graham, who have been undertaking detailed design and site surveys, including ecological surveys and the creation of new ecological habitat.

The 3km road is expected to open to traffic in autumn 2022. Funding for the £53m scheme was agreed by government earlier this year, following a successful bid by Cheshire Est Council for local growth funding administered by the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership.

Poynton Relief Road will be a modern single carriageway. The relief road will also include two overbridge crossings for use by walkers, cyclists and farm vehicles. A 3.5-metre-wide combined cycle and footway will run beside the length of the route on the western side of the main carriageway.

For more details you can read Cheshire East Council’s ‘Work begins on long-awaited Poynton Relief Road’ Press Release.