Stanneylands Road to close for nearly two months


Stanneylands Road will be closed for nearly two months to enable a new roundabout to be installed.

The construction of the new roundabout and kerbing works will be carried out between Monday 18th November and Wednesday 8th January 2020.

The closures will be in place 24 hours a day.

The alternative route will be via Stanneylands Road, Station Road, Styal Road, Manchester Road and vice versa.

Road Closures, Stanneylands Road


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

Richard Kaberry
Wednesday 13th November 2019 at 2:49 pm
It would be helpful if the reporter could be more specific about where the closure is (which bit of Stanneylands Road is to be closed? Or is it the whole length?) and what provision for diversion and for residents will be made?
David Hollick
Wednesday 13th November 2019 at 3:47 pm
2 months to build a roundabout? Wouldn't take the Chinese that long to build a nuclear power station!
Jean Berman
Wednesday 13th November 2019 at 4:08 pm
This isn’t clear enough
Peter Highfield
Wednesday 13th November 2019 at 4:25 pm
Looking on the CEC Roadworks webpage it appears that the stretch from Linney's Bridge to Stanneylands Drive will be closed. However that would prevent access to the hotel so I assume that is not strictly accurate. Given they are working on the roundabout I would assume that the closure will affect from close to there down to Linney's
Simon Worthington
Wednesday 13th November 2019 at 4:59 pm
Presumably this means the road will be closed for around two weeks over the "seasonal holidays" (avoiding any possible offense) whilst nay a shovel is lifted or a digger fired up.
Surely January 2nd would be a good start date so long as the lads are back at work!!
Mark Russell
Wednesday 13th November 2019 at 5:20 pm
I have just come back from Bali. Pretty much a 3rd world country. However, in just under 12 months they built a motorway system on stilts over the sea which is 19 km long. How can they do that but we take 2 months to build a roundabout? Its an utter disgrace and will bring more chaos to our utterly pathetic transport network. Why is nobody ever held responsible for this disgrace? And its closed 24 hours but i bet my mortgage workers will only be there 7 hours a day, Monday to Friday.

Who sits in an office and agrees a road should be shut for 2 months to build a roundabout? Utter nonsense.
John Fowler
Wednesday 13th November 2019 at 5:20 pm
The road works here have been a total joke, all done for the convenience of DWH and the inconvenience of local residents. Their strap line of “improving Stanneylands Road” merely adds insult to injury. East Cheshire Council should be holding DWH to account, they have built one roundabout so where is this new one going, and even two weeks would be a long time to do this. Last time they closed the road over the weekend the Bollin flooded on Styal Road so the residents of Styal were cut off from Wilmslow. Over two months of winter this will surely happen multiple times. DWH has certainly ruined its reputation in my eyes. Come on ECC work for the residents for a change.
David Smith
Wednesday 13th November 2019 at 5:29 pm
I agree with all of the above. Where is it going to be and I doubt we need one even though I don't know the location.
Two months is pathetic - even 2 weeks would be an outrage. Whilst the road is closed how about replacing the bridge and widening the road up the hill. I suppose the road will be closed for 3 months sometime in the future to enable these improvements.
John Featherstone
Wednesday 13th November 2019 at 7:50 pm
plain crazy two months????? I agree with the above CEC should be on there case big time, more inconvenience for all styal and Wilmslow people who use that road they should have been made to put the roundabout and road works in BEFORE they started building ? the lunatics are still running the asylum I see.
Julian Barlow
Thursday 14th November 2019 at 1:23 pm
The concerns over this development were well documented long before DWH broke ground. Even at the point of approval, the development didn't appear to meet many of Cheshire East's key criteria for a sustainable development.

Now those concerns are becoming a reality, the road is chaotic and dangerous, flooding is an issue and congestion can only get worse.

Meanwhile CEC continue to neglect those who have no choice but to finance their ineptitude.
Neda Metcalfe
Thursday 14th November 2019 at 3:10 pm
I live on Stanneylands Drive and have been inconvenienced on a regular basis with these toad works, we have just come through them and the information is that the toad will be closed for 4 weeks not 2 months as stated in this post so not sure who is correct. I am presuming the people who are already living in some of these new houses will have to have access in and out but you are correct in saying it’s not very clear. Let’s just hope it doesn’t rain heavy and flood styal rd and the bypass again while this is closed
David Smith
Thursday 21st November 2019 at 8:56 am
This development is typical of how our town is being altered with so much benefit going to the large construction companies [Persimon has been a recent national example] and very little apparent advantage to those of us who already live here.
I would be grateful Neda if you can confirm that out local councillor - Don Stockton - ACTUALLY does reside in Stanneylands Road at number 41, and it isn't rented out to tenants? There has been some discussion in the recent past as to our councillor's residency status.
David Smith
Thursday 21st November 2019 at 9:50 am
I meant 41 Stanneylands DRIVE and not road!