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Proposals to expand one of the major in-roads into Crewe have been approved by Council.

A stretch of the A500 linking Crewe to the M6 is to be widened to become a dual carriageway, under £57million plans approved by Council this week.

With the prospects of HS2 and new housing schemes, its believed the pinch point connecting the town with the M6 will only get more congested in years to come.

The preferred option, subject to formal permissions, is to expand to the South.

Councillor David Brown, cabinet member for highways and infrastructure, said, “This is a scheme we need to press ahead with as we expect to see the arrival of construction traffic for the proposed HS2 hub station by 2021.

“This is a key infrastructure project that is essential to support Local Plan-led housing and employment growth around Crewe.”

He said its consistent with works happening elsewhere in Crewe, including the plans to widen Sydney Road Bridge, also in Crewe.

Images: Proposals for the expansion of Sydney Road Bridge in Crewe, another major traffic pinch point looking at being addressed.

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