These are some of the more than 120 colour photographs included in the book "The Story of the Creation of Meadows Way - The Biddulph Inner By-pass".
Mr. John Wakefield, Leader of Development Services - Staffs County Council, and the Rt. Hon. Charlotte Atkins M.P. start the work.
The original view south along Congleton Road towards the Town Centre, note the trees on the right which were felled for the new roundabout.
The original view along Walley Street to the junction with Station Road where the new road cut through Biddulph.
The original view south along Tunstall Road to the junction of St Johns Road.
A view of the excavations and surface levelling below the Meadows School Playing Fields.
The completed Wharf Road roundabout is open for use by local traffic, but the re-surfacing and landscaping of Wharf Road and Dorset Drive has yet to be done.
At Congleton Road earth moving equipment clears the western side of the valley of the Biddulph Brook and a new retaining embankment is constructed.
After just over 12 months of construction the Biddulph Inner Relief Road was officially opened, on schedule and to budget, on Tuesday 21st October 2003.