Congleton Link Road

Cheshire East Council is proposing a new 5.5 kilometre (approximately) bypass for Congleton. This is because the town experiences heavy congestion, especially at peak times. The traffic problem has hampered town centre growth, reduced inward investment and also made it difficult to retain existing business.

The scheme

The Congleton link road will join the A534 Sandbach Road (to the west of Congleton) with the A536 Macclesfield Road (to the north of the town). You can see a map of the Congleton link road (PDF, 3.7MB). Planning started in 2012, and the road is due to open in 2020.

The Link road will reduce town centre traffic congestion, cut pollution, and improve air quality, benefiting people’s health and the environment.

The scheme will bring economic and social regeneration to Congleton by supporting new development sites and improving access to jobs at Radnor Park Industrial Estate and Congleton Business Park.

Project updates

Updates are issued on a regular basis. You can view the latest update here (PDF, 258KB)