M67 St Anne’s Road bridge replacement project
The bridge that carries St Anne’s Road over the M67 motorway needs extensive repairs. A major construction project to replace St Anne’s Road bridge in Denton is underway.
The existing bridge which carries St Anne’s Road over the M67 motorway requires extensive structural repairs due to its age and its outdated style of construction.
Not taking action to repair the bridge risks the safety of road users in the future.
We believe the best solution is to replace the bridge completely. This is quicker, safer, and more practical than repairing it. Replacing the bridge will mean short-term disruption to residents but it will bring long-term benefits to the area and ensure the safety of road users for decades to come.
The construction of a new bridge will require St Anne’s Road bridge to be closed for approximately three years. We are working closely with Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council to deliver diversion routes that will limit disruption to local residents and businesses.
To help reduce the disruption, the disused section of St Anne’s Road near the former Penny Farthing pub will be reopened for the duration of the construction project and will act as a diversion route. Pedestrians and cyclists will also be able to use Angel Street footbridge.
We’re currently working to finalise the programme for the main construction work and aim to start construction work in early 2023.
Replacing the existing M67 St Anne’s bridge is the quickest, safest, and most practical option available to us. Our scheme is designed to also have the following benefits:
- Extending lifespan – the new bridge will last longer and reduce the need for maintenance and repairs over the decades to come.
- Removing restrictions – the new bridge will meet all required standards for carrying heavy vehicles and remove the current need for load restrictions.
- Keeping our utilities on – our scheme will allow local utility providers to renew their vital pipelines that run across the bridge.
- Recycling the bridge’s existing foundations – we will reduce the time and cost of this project by keeping as much of the existing structure as possible.
- Keeping us safe - new barriers will help to improve safety and accessibility for cyclists and pedestrians using St Anne’s Road bridge.
The first phase of our bridge demolition work will require a section of the M67 motorway be closed from 9pm Friday 18 August to 5am Monday 21 August 2023.
Road users travelling between Manchester (M60) and the A57 Snake Pass, A628 and the east of England should follow signed diversion routes between Mottram in Longdendale and Denton Island, junction 24 of the M60.