Expect more delays on A34 as one-way system introduced nearby

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Motorists travelling on the A34 through Cheadle can expect further delays as a one-way system will be in operation for six weeks.

From Tuesday, 29th August, a one-way system will be in introduced on the B5094 Stanley Road, Cheadle to enable improvements to be made at the junctions with the A34 and A555.

The works are required at these junctions in order to accommodate the predicted increase in traffic flows in this area following the introduction of the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6MARR).

The proposals also include enhanced facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, including cycle lanes and traffic light controlled crossing points.

As part of the next stage of works in the area, from 29th August for a period of six weeks, Stanley Road will operate as one-way (westbound) from the A34 roundabout to immediately east of the Earl Road junction. The diversion route will be via Stanley Road, Wilmslow Road, A555 and the A34.

During the one-way operation of Stanley Road:

• Two-way traffic will be maintained on Stanley Road from west of the Earl Road junction;

• The Earl Road/ Stanley Road junction will be open throughout the duration of the closure. It will be possible for vehicles to turn both left and right into Earl Road from Stanley Road, however, vehicles exiting Earl Road will be able to turn left only;

• A pedestrian route will be maintained through the one-way section of Stanley Road from the A34 to Earl Road;

• Access to residential properties located within the one-way section of Stanley Road will be maintained at all times.

The Handforth Dean Retail Park access, located under the A34 underpass, that is currently an entrance only will be opened to two-way traffic to provide an additional point of exit onto the A34 during the works. The location of this temporary exit is shown on the diversion route plan.

This traffic management arrangement is required to allow A6MARR works at the A34/ Stanley Road roundabout to progress as there is insufficient space available to carry out the works whilst still maintaining two-way traffic on Stanley Road.

The one-way operation of Stanley Road will be in place 24 hours a day because, due to the nature of the works, it is not possible to open up the road to two-way traffic outside of working hours.

When complete, the works will see the following upgrades made to the junction:
• additional traffic lanes will be provided on approaches to the junction;

• Traffic lights will be introduced on each arm of the junction to better manage the flow of traffic and provide controlled crossing points for pedestrians and cyclists;

• Controlled pedestrian and cycle crossing points will be provided on the A34 north and south arms of the junctions.

The plans of this junction that were submitted as part of the planning application for the A6MARR can be found on the planning application website.

A34 Bypass, A6Marr


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Gina Thompson
Thursday 24th August 2017 at 11:44 am
Just as the schools go back and the traffic is heavier, great timing!
John Mills
Thursday 24th August 2017 at 9:42 pm
Cut the closure to two weeks by working around the clock. One of these days we will see more workmen on site. Never has a civil engineering project been so badly delivered
Laurie Atterbury
Saturday 26th August 2017 at 8:22 am
I keep reading about burglaries and the theft of cars from drives. I do wonder why the police can't catch more of the culprits as with all these roadworks surrounding us they can't get very far??
Pete Taylor
Saturday 26th August 2017 at 10:39 am
@ Laurie- maybe the cops are too busy driving to and from Macclesfield to sign on and off shift?
Martin Duguid
Wednesday 30th August 2017 at 5:26 pm
So lets get this right - a new cycle and pedestrian way extending to a length of a few hundred metres takes 6 WEEKS to complete! The diversion is in place 24 hours per day so why can't they work 24 hours per day and reduce the duration of the work to a sensible 1-2 weeks????
Bob Bracegirdle
Wednesday 30th August 2017 at 6:10 pm
Agree. Far too much time when no one is working.
Alan Thompson
Wednesday 30th August 2017 at 6:46 pm
I am sick and tired of this ridiculous long term roadworks where the intention seems to be to create havoc as often as possible for the longest amount of time, its about time we sent the idiot companies working on it, to Japan, where they can build a 4 lane highway in a matter of weeks, they recently repaired a 4 lane sink hole with all its gas/electric and comms systems in 48 hours, looking at the rubbish team on the A34 I guess it would take them 2 years to do the same job, its NOT funny and the amount of times I have had to drive on it only to see NO-ONE working is beyond gross stupidity, someone needs to make contracts that have a time limit with severe penalty's attached !
Julien Rachel Alder
Wednesday 30th August 2017 at 9:26 pm
Great... another traffic jam to extend my 2 hour communite to travel 22 miles from home to work! I would take the public transport door to door but it's £23.50 a day on the train!
Peter Davenport
Wednesday 30th August 2017 at 9:34 pm
What intrigues me with the Semms Road, is the fact it will not be ready until the Spring next year, hopefully. We have been given this news, but there is absolute silence re the cost over run, that this entails. An interesting titbit for the readers of Wilmslow.co.uk
Pete Taylor
Wednesday 30th August 2017 at 10:07 pm
And yet.... tick-tock, until the next election.... our CEC "representatives" seemingly have no views to express here.... the "Wilmslow Four" Semms(!) to be be rather silent on the real issues.
Carol Chadwick
Wednesday 30th August 2017 at 10:15 pm
I wonder if the cycle lane will be as poorly used as the A538 Altrincham Road. Here is probably one of the most expensive cycle lanes in the country which cyclists ignore and stay on the road, making it very difficult for motorists to pass.
Barbara Scott
Thursday 31st August 2017 at 10:41 am
I agree with all the above comments. Should be made to work round the clock. All they seem to do is move things around. As for the cycle path on Altrincham Road two cyclists last week were holding traffic up, when we eventually passed them I put my window down and told them to get on the cycle path all I got was the one finger. Both men I. Their 30-40s, should know better.