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Two major road schemes are being planned for Crewe.

Cheshire East Council hope they will provide a further boost to the town’s economy and end frustration for motorists.

They include proposals to reshape Crewe Green roundabout to relieve a major pinch-point, as well as removing the bottleneck at the Sydney Road bridge, which is pictured above.

If approved, they’ll make the single-lane road bridge wider to accomodate two lanes of traffic while making the roundabout bigger.

Both schemes will be subject to further consultation through the normal planning process but it is hoped work can start early next year.

Councillor David Brown, cabinet member for highways and infrastructure, said: “This council has made significant improvements to the road infrastructure around Crewe. The Crewe Green Roundabout and Sydney Road Bridge schemes represent the next phase in our highways strategy.

“These schemes will play a major part in supporting the economic growth of the town, making it attractive to business investment, while reducing the frustration felt by motorists and commercial road users.”

The public engagement will start on March 20 and will run until midnight on April 9. An exhibition and printed literature will be available to view and both manual and digital feedback facilitated.

Leaflets on the schemes will be accessible at the Municipal Buildings, Crewe, Crewe Lifestyle Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University, Crewe Green Road campus, and at Leighton Hospital.

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