Shavington A500 junction road linking to Gresty Road

The new £7million road linking the A500 at Shavington with Gresty Road in Crewe is to be unveiled on Monday (July 27).

The 0.7-mile Basford West Spine Road will be named Jack Mills Way, after the late train driver from Crewe who was attacked during the notorious Great Train Robbery in 1963.

Mr Mills’ grandson, Ian Mills will unveil one of the road signs and Crewe and Nantwich MP Edward Timpson and Cheshire East Council Deputy Leader Cllr David Brown will also be present.

Morning Foods, based on Gresty Road, will also mark the occasion by driving some of its fleet along the road as the first official user.

Cheshire East Council lobbied the Department for Transport for ‘pinch point’ funding for the road which is designed to ease congestion in the area and open up 35 hectares of employment and housing sites on Crewe Commercial Park.

It is hoped this will create more than 2,000 jobs and boost the economy by an estimated £40m.

The council’s developer partner Goodman will also be present for the unveiling, as well as road contractor John Sisk Ltd.

The road will be open to the public in the afternoon/evening on July 27.

View from Shavington junction end near Gresty Road


  1. cheshire east should do something like this to ease traffic off queens drive/welsh row in nantwich due to all the extra houses they are going build on land abosit queens drive NOT GOOD PLANNING will they ever get it right??????????????? no

    • Welsh Row clogs up because of the traffic lights after the bridge. It is the only way across the river. Short of building another bridge, I’m not sure quite what could be done to ease it. Any suggestions?

  2. Get a grip says:

    Indeed who is listening, I live locally and yes the disruption has been a paid but it’s a great investment, I am happy it’s now open and I am further happy to see this money being spent locally to improve our transportation

  3. Good news and great tribute to the train driver . Would have useful if a sign had been put announcing opening date on rope lane and other alternative routes

  4. What a cock up it should have been open on the 4 july, no sorry 14 july, no sorry this week?? and all the time we have to make do and mend around Crewe any one in the right mind would have built the road and then blended it in one week end, sorry dont get any brownie points from me. but still who is listening???

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