The next phase of Stockport’s £76m Town Centre Access Plan (TCAP) is set to begin including a new link road, a new bridge over the River Mersey and improved pedestrian access.
With the aim of improving travel into and around Stockport town centre for everyone, the Town Centre Access Plan’s next phases will link the A6 with Travis Brow, where the new Travis Brow Link Road will create another vital route for traffic around Stockport town centre helping reduce both journey times and congestion for motorists.
Working closely with Transport for Greater Manchester, a new bridge will be built across the River Mersey as part of the transport interchange development, which will improve access into the interchange for buses.
Alongside these projects, the next stage of Stockport’s Town Centre Access Plan will also see new public areas created in the town centre; road developments progressed to reduce congestion and pedestrian links to the town centre will be improved.
These transport improvement works will be funded with a £37 million grant from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, taking the total investment to £76 million.
These works will also build on the improvements already being enjoyed in Stockport thanks to the TCAP works. Princes Street has been transformed creating a bright, inviting area for shoppers to enjoy; many new public spaces have been created including at Stockport Exchange and Redrock and more cycle routes than before are available into the town centre.
Councillor Kate Butler, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration said
“We are committed to improving transport networks for residents, businesses and commuters and the next phase of TCAP will continue the good work already in place. Stockport’s connectivity is one of its great strengths. Our investment work is building on this helping to bring new jobs and opportunities into the town for everyone to enjoy.”