A57 Mottram - Tintwistle Bypass

Scheme outline

Construction of a new partially dual-two lane bypass for the towns of Mottram in Longdendale, Hollingworth and Tintwistle. The route will carry the A57 and A628, carrying Trans-Pennine traffic between Sheffield and Manchester, and can be considered a direct extension of the M67. The route will not be grade-separated.

The exact route heads northeast from the terminus of the M67, underneath three roads including the A6018 in a tunnel, then to a roundabout with a connection to the A57 at Mottram Moor. This section is to be dual two lane. From the roundabout, the bypass continues as a single carriageway road to the northeast, curving southeast to end on the A628 east of Tintwistle near Townhead Farm.

This scheme has been cancelled. We're no longer accepting updates or changes to this page.

Bypass or realignment
for use by all traffic
Highway authority
Central Government


This scheme has been cancelled and we are no longer accepting progress updates.
14 June 2007

The public inquiry began in late June.

14 January 2008

The public inquiry has been adjourned indefinitely, awaiting the publication of updated evidence by Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council and the Highways Agency. This sets the scheme back quite some way.

14 March 2008

The Manchester Evening News reports the cost of the scheme at £183m, of which £13.7m has already been spent.

27 February 2009

The Campaign for Better Transport report that funding for the project has been withdrawn. However, there are no such reports from official sources.

3 June 2010

The project was withdrawn in January 2010, and the Highways Agency page (see below) states an integrated transport study will look at alternatives.

More information


With thanks to James for information on this page.