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.

Graham Construction have been appointed by the Council to deliver the Congleton Link Road.

Outline project timeline:

  • Ground Investigation works - commenced October 2018
  • Detailed Design - commenced October 2018
  • Utility Diversions - commence - January 2019
  • Ecological Management works - commence January 2019
  • Site Compounds established - March 2019
  • Main Earthworks works commence - March 2019
  • Back Lane East, Somerford, complete - June 2019
  • Full Scheme complete - late 2020

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