Closures on both Hough Lane and Wilmslow Road next week


Motorists are being warned that a section of Hough Lane will also be closed next week to enable Electricity North West to carry out works for a new supply.

The A5102, which is often used by drivers wishing to avoid Alderley Edge village centre, will be closed from Hough Lane roundabout to outside number 22.

It is anticipated the works will take place from Monday 13th to Friday 17th August at the same time that Wilmslow Road is closed, from the junction with Heyes Lane to Ryleys Lane in Alderley Edge.

The works to improve the safety of the road on the south west side of the bridge, which will continue until Sunday 19th August, include the installation of a Titan kerb system, which is designed to prevent cars coming off the carriageway in vulnerable areas, along with metal barrier railings. The road will also be resurfaced during the closure.

A spokesperson for Cheshire East Council said "Following the Selby rail crash in 2001, the Department for Transport released guidelines on how to assess and treat vulnerable areas close to railway lines. Further to this guidance, Cheshire East Council, with assistance from Network Rail, have now assessed all of its sites as part of the ongoing review of similar locations and allocated each a ranking score.

"Based on these scores, a national programme of work has been underway and the above location has been identified as one of the locations with a high ranking in need of safety improvements."

Hough Lane, Road Closures


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

Jon Newell
Tuesday 7th August 2018 at 4:05 pm
A “high ranking in need of safety improvements”.
In response to guidance given following an incident in 2001!!!!
Good to know they have safety close to the top of the agenda!
I know this will be disruptive but I can only support the need to make the improvements - but why wait 17 years!
I suspect that if a current assessment were carried out, there would be many more pressing issues.
Pete Taylor
Tuesday 7th August 2018 at 4:28 pm
Hough Lane closed at the same time as the station railway bridge?

Is it me?
Mark Goldsmith
Wednesday 8th August 2018 at 8:35 am
Why is Hough Lane closed at the same time the junction onto the A34 at Dean Row is also closed?

How do the people living on the Summerfields access the A34? They will all be forced to use the Manchester Road instead = Gridlock for a week.

Absolute madness from CE once again.
Chris Easdown
Wednesday 8th August 2018 at 5:52 pm
I too really wonder if CE know where Wilmslow is ,when they allow the blockage of TWO major entry points to the A34 at the SAME time forcing all those coming from the eastern side of Wilmslow through the TOWN centre
It was much better when we were part of Macclesfield council At least they were competent and understood the geography
Paul Rowlands
Wednesday 8th August 2018 at 9:29 pm
Just like ripping a plaster off, why don't we just close every road within a 10 mile radius of Wilmslow for a couple of weeks, and we all book it as holiday. The roadmender blokes can then have a fre run at it, and we can all stay at home and enjoy the sunshine.
Martin Kitchin
Wednesday 8th August 2018 at 9:45 pm
Clr Mark Goldsmith

I agree what on earth are Cheshire East thinking ?

Where's the coordination and the planning we pay them for ?

My grandchildren could do a better job.
Janet Taylor
Wednesday 8th August 2018 at 10:02 pm
That must just about complete the roadworks in every direction out of/ into Wilmslow and Handforth, Stanneylands Road, Station Road, the by-pass access from Dean Row, along with these in Wilmslow and Alderley Edge will cause absolute chaos (not that we don't have that already) let's not forget the 2 years overdue SEMMMS works too, has anyone got a spare OS map of North Cheshire they can send to CEC?
Wendy Falk
Thursday 9th August 2018 at 8:17 am
I don't suppose in 17 years anyone even considered repairing this road and round-a-bout at the same time as the scheduled works????!!! That would be joined-up thinking though, wouldn't it?!?!
Paul Roue
Thursday 9th August 2018 at 9:24 am
To Independent Clr Mark Goldsmith.

Yes Mark, as ever you (& Toni Fox) are right. It's pretty obvious that Cheshire East have scant regards for Wilmslow residents and particularly those in and around Colshaw - Summerfields in the north of the town.
Bare witness the multiplicity of Ill l timed roadworks and f course the hugely inappropriately large Lidl they pushed through for approval (despite the volumes of objections) to squeeze onto Summerfields Village. All north Wilmslow residents need now is for Cheshire East to dig up Manchester Road and we will all be land locked. I ask you !
Chris Banfield
Thursday 9th August 2018 at 9:57 am
Closing the A538 access from Hough Lane to the A34 at the same time time as Dean Row access is closed clearly shows a complete lack of thinking, let alone joined up thinking.
Perhaps CE should take a look in a dictionary and check out the definition of the word "Planning"
It is probably too late to change the date now, but hopefully a few more readers of this post will add their comments to show the 'Planners (?)' what we think of their efforts.
Laurie Atterbury
Monday 13th August 2018 at 8:14 am
Here we go again. Wilmslow and Handforth are becoming islands in a sea of roadworks.