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Trans-Pennine road tunnel plan recalls era of roads for prosperity

The next mega-transport project to dominate the headlines could be a road tunnel across the Peak District, connecting Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire. Andrew Forster looks at a new report on the plan just published by the DfT

Andrew Forster
11 December 2015
The black line shows the limits of the study area
The black line shows the limits of the study area

 

How times change. It wasn’t so very long ago that transport ministers were emphasising the importance of reducing the need to travel and reminding us that ‘everyone agrees we can’t keep on building more and more roads’. Those sentiments seem to have been thrown in the bin, at least as far as the Government’s investigations of a new road tunnel linking Manchester and Sheffield are concerned. The interim report from the study consultants says there is currently...

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