Cheshire East Council has been given the green light to source the best possible route for the construction of the Middlewich eastern bypass.
A number of different routes are to be explored as possible options for the bypass, after Cheshire East secured Department of Transport funding of more than £1.25m to guarantee the road’s delivery.
The scheme is one of only seven nationally to receive money in the latest round of government funding for transport projects. Together with Cheshire East approved funding, this gives a total budget of approximately £2m for the next stage of works.
The bypass will bring significant economic growth to Middlewich, including nearly 2,000 houses and 6,500 jobs.
Councillor David Brown, Cheshire East cabinet member for highways and infrastructure, said: “Receiving this significant investment from central government funds is a hugely positive milestone for the Middlewich eastern bypass project.
“The council is now able to ensure that we fully focus on selecting the most strategic route, ensuring that the taxpayer gets the best value for money.”