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Further funding for CE road improvements

27th October 2017 @ 6:06am – by Webteam
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Cheshire East has successfully bid for £8.5m from the national productivity investment fund which will be spent on projects in both Crewe and Macclesfield.

In Crewe the funding be allocated to new roads and junctions aiming to ease congestion in the north of the town near Leighton Hospital and the Bentley factory.

Councillor Rachel Bailey, leader of Cheshire East Council, said: "Fresh off the back of the news that we have been successful with our funding bid for the Middlewich bypass, this is another terrific boost for two of the other major towns in our borough.

"This funding is a big step towards providing much needed relief to some of the more congested areas around Crewe and Macclesfield. Alongside the council's own funding and that from developers, it will bring further economic advantages to the borough in the form of job creation.

"We will also be able to better meet the housing provision needs of residents of Cheshire East by enabling delivery of vital new development."

Recent plans submitted by the council for Crewe include improvements to the Sydney Road rail crossing bridge area and Crewe Green Roundabout.

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