Stockport calls for bids for £140m relief road
The contest to build the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road, with an estimated contract value of £100m to £140m, has officially begun.
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council has published a contract notice for the job in today's edition of the Official Journal of the EU.
Part of the wider South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy (SEMMMS), the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road is a proposed dual carriageway, approximately 10km long linking the A6 at Hazel Grove to the eastern end of the existing A555 at Woodford Road, Bramhall and from the western end of the existing A555 at Wilmslow Road, Handforth to Manchester Airport.
The scheme includes provision of a segregated pedestrian and cycle route adjacent to the new road and the existing length of the A555, which is intended for both commuting and leisure use.
The project is be procured under an early contractor Involvement (ECI) arrangement with an anticipated commencement date of August 2013. It will involve a staged ECI process and has a scheduled start date for the construction works of October 2014 with expected completion of works by the end of May 2017.
The first phase of consultation on the project closes tomorrow (25 January).
Stockport Council, along with its partners Cheshire East and Manchester City councils will analyse the feedback received to help determine a preferred scheme. A second phase of consultation will take place in spring when the three councils will seek views on the preferred scheme, prior to the submission of a planning application in summer.
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This article was published on 24 Jan 2013 (last updated on 24 Jan 2013).