Altrincham footbridge to be demolished as part of interchange redevelopment scheme

By Charlie Bennett

Altrincham motorists face a day of road closures tomorrow as demolition work begins in preparation for the interchange redevelopment scheme.

The disused footbridge above Stamford New Road will be taken down and work could carry over to May 27 depending on weather conditions.

Councillor Andrew Fender, Chair of the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee, said he was looking forward to the changes taking place.

He said: “The removal of the bridge over Stamford New Road is a very clear signal of the scale of the exciting improvements that are going to be made to the interchange and I look forward to work starting in earnest later this year.”

While the preliminary work is carried out traffic and pedestrians will be diverted around the closure by signed routes.

Temporary bus stops will be provided on Woodlands Road outside the Cresta Court Hotel and on the station car park off Oakfield Road.

Metrolink and train services from the interchange will not be affected this Sunday.

The £19 million redevelopment of the interchange will provide residents with a safer, fully integrated transport hub and is due to be completed in 2014.

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