MPs stand united in their drive to solve congestion nightmare
Saturday 30th August 2014 09:30 News Posted by Max Wieland

A solution to the traffic chaos that is strangling Longdendale and Glossop is still on the cards.

TOGETHER WE STAND: Labour MP Jonathan Reynolds and Conservative MP Andrew Bingham stand outside Sheffield Town Hall, determined to carry on the fight to get a bypass around Longdendale’s villages. They believe the vast majority of their constituents think a relief road is the only answer to the  problem of traffic congestion.

TOGETHER WE STAND: Labour MP Jonathan Reynolds and Conservative MP Andrew Bingham stand outside Sheffield Town Hall, determined to carry on the fight to get a bypass around Longdendale’s villages. They believe the vast majority of their constituents think a relief road is the only answer to the
problem of traffic congestion.

That’s the reassuring news from the two MP’s – High Peak’s Andrew Bingham and Jonathan Reynolds (Stalybridge and Hyde) – whose constituents suffer most from the congestion.

The pair spoke after attending the latest meeting of stakeholders for the Trans-Pennine Feasibility Study in Sheffield, which was set up last year following personal representations to the Chancellor.

Since then, a dedicated team of officials from the Highways Agency and Department for Transport have been working on it.

As part of the Government’s Action for Roads strategy, the study is looking at congestion on the roads along the Trans-Pennine route – including the A57 through Glossop and the A628 through Mottram, Hollingworth and Tintwistle – and also looking at identifying potential solutions.

The work is now in its third and final stage and should report in time for the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement later this year.

– You can read the full story in the current edition (August 28) of the Tameside Reporter and Glossop Chronicle.