The opening of the new £290 million A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road has been delayed due to heavy rainfall.
The 10km dual carriageway, constructed to improve access across south east Manchester and east Cheshire, was due to open to traffic by autumn 2017, after two and a half years of construction works.
However, a spokesperson from Stockport Council, who are leading this major transport project with its partners Cheshire East Council and Manchester City Council, said
"Contractors Carillion Morgan Sindall joint venture (CMS) are continuing to make progress on the 10km relief road. Since starting work in 2015, contractors have worked hard to develop the road scheme. However, heavy rainfall, localised flooding and poor ground conditions have led to changes to the construction programme being required and more time being needed for certain works. The relief road is now programmed to be opened in spring 2018."
In the meantime the first section of the new A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road, located in Hazel Grove between Yew Tree Avenue and Norbury Hollow Road, was scheduled to open to traffic this week.