Council News

Cllr Kate Butler updates on Town Centre transport progress

We are serious about improving transport in our town centre, making sure roads and transport links are fit for the future and unlocking the potential of the town centre.

Our vision for the future of travel in Stockport town centre is ambitious and will change how people get into and around Stockport for the better. These plans include improving junctions, creating new cycle lanes, widening roads and bringing new public squares to Stockport. In addition to the council’s bold £73 million Town Centre Access Plan (TCAP) will cut journey times, reduce congestion and make it easier and more convenient to travel in and around Stockport.

Work on projects improving our town centre transport links is already well underway, each of which will ultimately bring significant benefits for residents and visitors.

A few recent examples of the work completed in the town centre:

  • Stunning public squares and paving installed along Prince’s Street, Bridgefield Street and Redrock creating bright, inviting areas for shoppers and visitors to enjoy
  • A new right turn off the A6 into Redrock opened, giving motorists direct access into the town’s newest car park as well as Merseyway
  • The Booth Street link road opened giving traffic another route around the Greek Street roundabout

In order to make sure the investment brings the maximum benefit to Stockport we need to carry on with our highway improvements. Over the coming months there will be some changes on roads in the town centre and I would encourage everyone to regularly use our online information to plan their routes in and around the town centre.

 

 

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