EXTRA cash to help the borough get back on its feet has been identified for Trafford's roads.

Under the government's Growth Deal, four key schemes have been pinpointed to boost the economy.

And from the £3.3m allocation, Stretford and Altrincham town centres will receive £1.75m and £950,000 respectively.

Another town centre cycle link in Altrincham gets £535,000 and an Urmston to Ashton-on-Mersey bike route sees £140,000.

The upgrades have been approved under the Greater Manchester Combined Authority's minor works programme.

Such work complements additional investment as part of the Mayor's Cycling and Walking Fund.

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said: “Greater Manchester has set out bold plans to create more space for cycling and walking across our city-region and we’re pleased the Government has backed our ambitions.

"These measures will help people in every borough of Greater Manchester to take advantage of safer, healthier alternatives to public transport and the car while social distancing remains in place.

"The political consensus around prioritising active travel is becoming stronger by the day and this is emerging as one area where Greater Manchester and the whole country is set to build back better.”

Chris Boardman, cycling and walking commissioner for Greater Manchester, said: “This emergency funding has empowered Greater Manchester leaders to take immediate action and provide safe travel options for their residents to get to and from key areas.

“By creating temporary space for people to cycle and walk along major protected routes, local authorities can support those who want to do their bit to help save public transport for people who need it most.

"This will also ensure that the third of Greater Manchester households who don’t have access to a car are not denied the right to safe travel options."

“These are big changes to make and I commend the local authorities for mobilising so quickly and showing bravery and commitment in reallocating space. Their actions will truly make a difference to social inclusion during this emergency situation and make sure everyone has access to safe travel.”