Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

A555 Manchester Airport Eastern Link Road 14 May 2017

Construction of a new dual carriageway bypass from the eastern end of the M56 Manchester Airport Spur to the A6 at Hazel Grove, incorporating the existing short section of A555 between Handforth and Woodford. This is a scaled-down version of a route first outlined in 1962 and progressed in the 1970s as a motorway, intended to form part of the Manchester Outer Ring Road. It was resurrected in the early 2000s as a result of the "SEMMMS" multi-modal study.