Sydney Road Bridge in Crewe officially opened

Sydney Road Bridge has been officially reopened following an £11m project to remove a major traffic ‘pinch point’.

Work to replace the previous arched bridge with a new, wider structure to take two-way traffic began in May last year.

The improvement scheme – delivered by Network Rail on behalf of Cheshire East Council – includes a shared cycleway and footway over the bridge, a signal-controlled pedestrian crossing and improved cycle provision along Sydney Road.

Cheshire East councillors, members of the council’s project team and representatives from Network Rail and Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership met to unveil a commemorative plaque at the new bridge – marking the official completion of the scheme.

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