Cheshire East gets £1.6 million for new Crewe and Wilmslow routes

HIGHWAYS chiefs are celebrating after new walkways and cycle routes in Wilmslow and Crewe were earmarked for a £1.6 million funding boost.

The Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is offering £500,000 for the Wilmslow strategic cycle and walking route, and £1.1 million for the north west Crewe cycling and walking link.

CEC bid for the funding alongside Cheshire West and Chester Council and Warrington Borough Council, with the cash coming from a £5 million local growth fund.

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