Southern Link Road Bridge (SLRB) Access Options Consultation

The Southern Link Road Bridge (SLRB) is a proposed new road bridge south of Crewe Station between Weston Road and Gresty Road. The bridge would span over the railway helping to reduce traffic congestion on Nantwich Road Bridge, allowing better provision for pedestrians and cyclists.

The  SLRB forms part of the Crewe  HS2 Hub Area Action Plan (AAP), developed to facilitate the arrival of  HS2 by delivering jobs, regeneration and investment to the Crewe Station area. The plan includes a strategy to improve the transport network by upgrading junctions, creating a transport interchange and improving walking and cycling routes to the town centre.

You can read more about our Transport Strategy in the AAP which is available on our Area Action Plan for Crewe page. 

As part of the construction work for the proposed bridge new access roads would be created to link the bridge to the surrounding road network.

We have proposed eight access road options, as part of the consultation we would like you to comment on which of these options you prefer, noting that each West option can be combined with any East option.

Further information on the  SLRB and proposed route options can be found in the consultation brochure PDF, 10MB).

You can find further information via the frequently asked questions (PDF, 245KB)


The consultation closed on the 3 September we will analyse your responses and prepare a consultation report which will be published on the website.

If the scheme is approved by cabinet, we will submit a planning application in Summer 2020, construction work will commence in 2024 and complete in 2026.

Page last reviewed: 18 July 2019