Middlewich Eastern Bypass (MEB)

Middlewich is one of the Key Service Centres for Cheshire East, providing homes, employment opportunities, retail, education and health services.  The town centre currently suffers from severe traffic congestion due to its location at the junction of two major roads; the A54 which links to the M6, Winsford and Chester, and the A533 to Sandbach and Northwich.

Cheshire East Council has been working since 2015 to develop options for a bypass which will reduce traffic congestion in the town centre whilst supporting employment and housing growth in the area as a whole. 

We have now produced a preferred option for the Middlewich Eastern Bypass which would pass to the east of Middlewich, between Homes Chapel Road (A54) at the Salt-Cellar Roundabout and Booth Lane (A533).

Public Consultation

The Public Consultation period is now closed. We thank you for your feedback which will be analysed to help inform the final scheme design. The consultation report will be available to view on this website.

Exhibitions were held on Wednesday 28th March, Saturday 10th April and Thursday 19th April 2018 at St Mary Church Hall.

Further information on the scheme can be found in the exhibition boards (PDF, 7MB) and consultation brochure (PDF, 6MB)  created for the consultation.

The bypass will be subject to the normal planning process and we intend to submit a planning application in Summer 2018.

Should this be successful we expect to start construction of the scheme in Summer 2020, with the road open to traffic by Winter 2021.

Contact us

Please submit any further queries by emailing the Council at middlewicheasternbypass@cheshireeast.gov.uk.

Alternatively, you can write to us via the freepost address:

Middlewich Eastern Bypass
5 First Street
M15 4GU

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