UK A57/A628 bypass inquiry announced
United Kingdom – Details of the public inquiry into the proposed Mottram/Hollingworth/Tintwistle bypass have been revealed. There will be a public inquiry into the proposed A57/A628 bypass early 2007, it has been announced.
The £112.5 million project aims to greatly reduce traffic in Mottram, Hollingworth and Tintwistle in Derbyshire.
Dr Stephen Ladyman, the transport minister, said: "Life for people in Mottram, Tintwistle and Hollingworth should be greatly improved by this bypass.
"Getting traffic out of the villages will make them a safer and healthier place to live."
Dr Ladyman also appointed the Highways Agency to investigate ways in which the A628 through the Peak District National Park can be improved for safety.
The minister said that this was to ensure the government can "lock in the safety and congestion benefits of the scheme".
Currently, the A57/A628 route carries over 40,000 vehicles a day.