Trans-Pennine Upgrade

Closed 25 Mar 2018

Opened 12 Feb 2018


We are consulting on our proposals to improve journeys on the Trans-Pennine route between the Manchester and Sheffield city regions.

This follows on from our public consultation in 2017. Please visit the previous consultation page to find out more details and read the consultation report.

This new consultation will help us to shape the scheme before we submit our planning application for consent to build it. We are proposing to deliver the following elements as part of our preferred package:

  • Mottram Moor link road – a new dual carriageway from the M67 junction 4 roundabout to a new junction on A57(T) Mottram Moor and a new single carriageway connecting to the A6018 Roe Cross Road
  • A57(T) to A57 link road – a new single carriageway link from the A57(T) at Mottram Moor to a new junction on the A57 on Woolley Bridge
  • safety and technology improvements – including safety measures focused on addressing accident hotspots and the provision of electronic message signs*
  • A616/A61(T) Westwood roundabout – improvements to reduce congestion and improve the flow of traffic through the roundabout in Tankersley, Sheffield*

* please note that these elements of the scheme do not require planning permission but we would still like to hear your thoughts on our plans.

Why do we need this scheme?

The existing route connecting the M67 at Mottram in Longdendale to the M1, north of Sheffield, mostly consists of single carriageway sections with steep gradients and sharp bends. The existing route currently causes a number of negative issues for local people.

Sections of the route can also be badly affected by poor weather and accident rates are above the national average. The road is often closed for these reasons, which means it is not as reliable as it should be. The lack of technology in the area, such as electronic information signs, also means that there is little information available for road users to make effective decisions about their journey.

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How to get involved

We are holding a public consultation on route options from 12 February to 25 March 2018.

Please take part in the consultation: all of the consultation information is available on this webpage including a brochure with a summary of the proposed route and our consultation response form.

Public consultation events, offering people the chance to see the proposals and meet with members of the project team, will be held as follows:

Date Time Venue Address
Saturday 17 February 2018 12 noon to 6pm Mottram C of E Primary School Mottram, Hyde, SK14 6JL
Wednesday 28 February 2018 2pm to 8pm Bradbury Community House Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 8AR
Saturday 3 March 2018 11am to 5pm Tesco Stockport Road, Hattersley, Hyde, SK14 6QA
Monday 5 March 2018 12 noon to 6pm Tankersley Welfare Hall Pilley Lane, Tankersley, Barnsley, S75 3AP
Friday 9 March 2018 11am to 5pm St Mary’s Church Market Street, Hollingworth, Hyde, SK14 8NE
Saturday 10 March 2018 11am to 5pm Mottram Community Centre Brow, Mottram, Hyde, SK14 6JJ


Visit a public information point - consultation material will be available to view from Monday 12 February to Sunday 25 March 2018 in the following places during normal opening hours:


  • Broadbottom Community Centre, Lower Market Street, Broadbottom, SK14 6AA
  • Hattersley Hub, Stockport Road, Hattersley,SK14 6NT
  • Hattersley Library, Stockport Road, Hattersley, SK14 6NT
  • Hollingworth Post Office, 33 Market St, Hollingworth, Hyde, SK14 8NE
  • Magdalene Centre, Mottram Road, Broadbottom, SK14 6BB
  • Mottram Post Office, 1 Mottram Moor, Mottram in Longdendale, Hyde, SK14 6LA
  • St Mary’s Church, Market Street, Hollingworth, Tameside, SK14 8NE


  • Bradbury Community House, 10 Market Street, Glossop, SK13 8AR
  • Gamesley Community and Sports Centre, Melandra Castle Road, Glossop, SK13 6UQ
  • Glossop Leisure Centre, 36-40 High Street East, Glossop, SK13 8QA
  • Glossop Library, Victoria Hall, Talbot Street, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 7DQ
  • Hadfield Library, Station Road, Glossop, SK13 1AA
  • High Peak Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, Market Place, Glossop, SK13 8AF
  • Peak District National Park Authority, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, DE45 1AE


  • Barnsley Central Library, Wellington House, 36 Wellington St, Barnsley, S70 1WA
  • Penistone Library, High Street, Penistone, Sheffield, S36 6BR
  • Tankersley Post Office, 12 Worsborough View, Tankersley, Barnsley, S75 3AH
  • Tankersley Welfare Hall, Pilley Lane, Tankersley, Barnsley, S75 3AP


  • Stocksbridge Library, Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 1DH

Please view the consultation brochure below and use the online survey to have your say.


  • All members of the public


  • Roads