Crewe Green Link Road South, Chester

21 April, 2016 | 18:30 - 20:30

The new Crewe Green Link Road South going under the West Coast Mainline.
The new Crewe Green Link Road South going under the West Coast Mainline.

About this event

Representatives from Cheshire East Council and their contractor Morgan Sindall will describe the planning, procurement and delivery of this Early Contractor Involvement scheme.

Open to traffic in December 2015, this new dual-carriageway link road runs between the existing roundabout on the northern spur off the A500 Hough-Shavington bypass up to the A5020 Weston Gate roundabout. The road is part of a programme of improvements in and around Crewe town centre and railway station, opening up significant areas for development supporting Cheshire East Council's plans for economic growth in the region.

The dual carriageway link passes under the Crewe-Derby railway line, which is on a low embankment. As part of the project, the Morgan Sindall team built a new bridge on the line of the existing track, with the road set in a cutting to provide the required headroom. The 2,000 tonne, 30-metre bridge deck and accompanying sill beams were built offline and moved into place on multi-axle transporters during a 54-hour Easter 2015 track possession.

In addition, during the early contractor involvement stage, the project team carefully managed the environmental constraints which included provision for the relocation of great-crested newts and white-clawed crayfish. Working with Natural England and the Cheshire East Council team, programme and design impact were mitigated with the construction of two newt areas and crayfish-friendly weirs in the local brook.


Paul Griffiths, Cheshire East Council - Infrastructure Delivery Manager
Richard Hughes, Morgan Sindall plc - Project Manager

Refreshments will be served from 18:00 for a meeting start of 18:30.

This is a joint meeting organised by Cheshire Branch in conjunction with CIHT.


For more information, please contact:

Antje Budge