Greater Manchester Western Relief Road
|Greater Manchester Western Relief Road|
|To:||Great Woolden Wood (SJ695939)|
|Met:||A556(M), M56, M56|
|Route outline (key)|
The Greater Manchester Western Relief Road, or M56-M62 Link, was proposed in Roads For Prosperity as an alternative to widening the Thelwall Viaduct, several options were considered. The middle, yellow, route was chosen over the red route which had its southern end further west near Lymm and the green route which had its northern end further east near Eccles.
An intermediate junction serving Partington was proposed, but would have required Trafford Council to build roads to link to it. Also proposed with some of the options was extending the A6144(M) to meet the new road, dualling and downgrading it in the process.
The plan was dropped in 1993, one of the first schemes proposed by Roads For Prosperity to be scrapped.