Construction works along the south side of Sydney Road

Sydney Road Bridge reopening

21 May 2019

Work on an £11m scheme to replace Sydney Road Bridge in Crewe will continue for a further few weeks, with the road expected to reopen to traffic at the end of June.

The later than planned opening is due to the poor weather conditions experienced earlier in the year and delays with works carried out by utility companies, to divert their services.

Cheshire East Council and Network Rail, which is delivering the scheme on behalf of the authority, are working hard to ensure the road can be reopened as soon as possible. More information will be released over the coming weeks, once the exact opening date is confirmed. 

The council would like to reiterate its thanks to residents and motorists for their patience and understanding while the works are being carried out.

The opening of this key project forms part of a package of works in the north of Crewe, which also includes the Crewe Green Roundabout upgrade. Sydney Road Bridge has been replaced with a new, wider structure capable of taking two-way traffic.

It will include a shared cycleway and footway over the bridge, a signal-controlled pedestrian crossing and an improved cycle path along Sydney Road.

Once open it will remove a major traffic ‘pinch point’ in the town, on a route serving Leighton Hospital and the Bentley factory.