Combining new road construction with existing infrastructure, the A6 Manchester Airport Relief Road (abbreviated as A6 MARR) has been delivered to reduce local road congestion and provide a vital link between Manchester Airport and south Manchester.
This 10 kilometre stretch of dual carriageway, between Hazel Grove and Manchester Airport, has been designed to ease congestion whilst also boosting local jobs, businesses and connectivity.
Part of the A555, the project started work on site in 2015 and included the construction of three new and four upgraded junctions, along with 16 bridges, four of which cross the existing rail network.
The road was opened following a community day which offered local residents the opportunity to explore the route on foot and by cycle.
In addition, to encourage alternative, environmentally friendly transportation methods, a walking and cycling track runs parallel to the length of the new A555.
Improving the environment
As part of the extensive environmental works completed alongside the road, almost 900,000 square metres of new grassland, hedgerow and woodland have been planted alongside 11 wildlife habitat areas.