Expect delays as Altrincham Road set to close for three weekends


Drivers are warned to expect delays as one of the main roads into Wilmslow will be closed for three weekends.

Part of the A538 Altrincham Road will be closed on Saturday 16th August, Sunday 17th August, Saturday 30th August, Sunday 31st August, Saturday 6th September and Sunday 7th September. The Bank Holiday weekend will not be affected.

The 1.5km stretch from Hall Road to 50m past Mobberley Road will be closed for resurfacing works from 6pm to 11pm on Saturdays and 8am to 5pm on Sundays, but the road will be fully open outside of these times.

The planned diversion are:

· A538 Altrincham Rd, Wilmslow, through Wilmslow town centre;

· A34 Kingsway, up to Didsbury;

· A6010 Wilbraham Road/Edge Lane, West Didsbury;

· A5103 Princess Road;

· A560 Altrincham Road, Altrincham;

· A5144 Thornley Lane/Delahays Road, Hale;

· A538 Hale Rd;

· A538 Wilmslow Road, under runway tunnels; and

· A538 Altrincham Road.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times and access for emergency vehicles and residents will be maintained where possible.

This article was updated at 5pm on Friday 15th August as Cheshire East Council announced the road would be closed between 6pm and 11pm on Saturdays, rather than 8am to 5pm as we were previously informed.

Altrincham Road, Road Closures


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

Dave Wood
Thursday 14th August 2014 at 8:24 am
Apart from a very small section of residential houses on the proposed re surfacing programme, why isn't this work being carried on overnight, as most MAJOR resurfacing work is????
Howard Piltz
Thursday 14th August 2014 at 8:31 am
How wonderful that at last some money is being spent on our roads, but once again those without cars are suffering. The 88 bus from Knutsford to Altrincham has been a shambles for months, ever time there's a new project the timetable goes to pot and nothing seems to be being done. In this case the service should be split in Wilmslow so that at least those on the Knutsford leg have some regularity, otherwise people will give up the service, and the council will wonder why.
Warren Holt
Thursday 14th August 2014 at 11:20 am
Why aren't these works being carried out overnight to limit disruption to people and businesses ? To close a major road in and out the town during the day is ridiculous.
Looks like the Sunday market will be even quieter this weekend than usual as well.
Mark Goldsmith
Thursday 14th August 2014 at 3:12 pm
Are they widening it to 4 lanes or just resurfacing it?

Or have the council asked the travellers from Earls Road to do it on the cheap?

Seems like our council is too busy working out how to reduce the speed on this road rather than actually care if it is open or not.