Alderley Road to close for drainage investigation


Alderley Road will be closed for two days next week to enable Cheshire East Highways to carry out a drainage investigation.

The road will be from the Harden Park Roundabout to Fulshaw Cross Roundabout on Monday 14th December and Tuesday 15th December.

The alternative route will be via Wilmslow Road, Brook Lane and Knutsford Road.

Pedestrian access to any premises situated within the temporary closure will be maintained at all times. Cyclists will be required to dismount in order for access to maintained. Vehicular access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and residents where possible.

Alderley Road


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

David Jefferay
Friday 11th December 2020 at 11:46 am
Just to put a bit of flesh on the bones of this, the investigations to be carried out are as a result of the surveys done a few weeks ago in preparation for the proposed cycle path along there.

As I understand it, the survey identified a couple of things; firstly, the council's engineers had previously believed that most of the flow into Whitehall Brook was coming from Royal London site culverts but it appears that a larger proportion than thought is coming from other pipes (and a major one of those has been partially blocked with concrete at some time in the past). Secondly, The surveys identified what looks like an underground chamber which is not visible on the drawings (historical drawings are notoriously unreliable or unclear).

The works are to be carried out out of core hours to minimise disruption and I believe they expect it to be done in one day rather but the permit is for two days just in case.

Hope that helps

Cllr Dave Jefferay
Pete Taylor
Friday 11th December 2020 at 1:20 pm
David, I do hope that the Highways contractors will not put in place a diversion through the prohibited Traffic Regulation Area, Fulshaw Park South, and Private Road, Fulshaw Park, like they did last time (see signs in the photo). Alderley Rd needs to be blocked to through traffic from the King's Arms roundabout through to the Whitehall Bridge roundabout.
Ideally Fulshaw Park should be coned off, with adequate signage too.

Have the Police been informed and, if so, what are their proposals?

Leigh Bird
Friday 11th December 2020 at 8:13 pm
Pleased to see the investigation works going ahead, it’s much needed. Hope Fulshaw Park won’t be used as a rat-run / cut through though again.
Pete Taylor
Friday 11th December 2020 at 8:58 pm
Please do not try to drive through Fulshaw Park South/Fulshaw Park. It will be closed.
Tracy Mellor
Saturday 12th December 2020 at 12:43 am
Great to see investigations finally being carried out. Fulshaw Park is a private road so cannot be used as a cut through
Guy Beardsley
Saturday 12th December 2020 at 8:29 am
Good morning all

My drive is a private drive and I welcome anyone to use it to turn around if they need to. In the same vein whilst these works are going on I will be using the private road and residents should be happy to help a Wilmslow neighbour

Happy Christmas

Pete Taylor
Saturday 12th December 2020 at 8:39 am
@ Guy Beardsley, would you be happy for 17 tonne vans and artics with 40 ft trailers to use your drive?
Guy Beardsley
Saturday 12th December 2020 at 10:15 am
Yes. Absolutely.
David Jefferay
Saturday 12th December 2020 at 3:09 pm
Folks, I'll check to make sure the plans are right but last time the diversion signs were put in the wrong place incorrectly diverting traffic through fulshaw park (pretty sure the above picture is from that occasion) when the plans said it should have been at the king's arms.
The information I have says that the diversion is knutsford road to brook lane.
Nick Jones
Saturday 12th December 2020 at 3:35 pm
From previous threads ... The problem with flooding here is not from Whitehall Brook alone, But "Watercourse A" (as per R/L planning apps) .

I wasn't aware this location on R/L A34 side was historically used to deposit waste but I have now seen part buried detritus within the overgrown area and clearly there are no designated 'Water Attenuation Ponds" Attennuation would suggest 'reduction of effect. Considering we are now having 'Once in a life-time floods ' with every heavy downpour about 6/7 times a year with Alderley Road and the New by-pass being the ponds for 'Augmentation' in this increasing problem.

It will be interesting to see the outcome.. but more important to see the level of investigation particularly on the R/L site. If this isn't done thoroughly it will be meaningless, as clearly it impacts on any development being planned and rectification of the road flooding that is occurring too frequently.
Pete Taylor
Saturday 12th December 2020 at 5:36 pm
Thanks David.
Manuel Golding
Saturday 12th December 2020 at 7:22 pm
Reminder that the WHOLE AREA OF FULSHAW PARK IS A RESTRICTED ACCESS ZONE, only those who require access to a FP property permitted. The Act covers all roads within the boundaries of FP from Knutsfo Rd to Alderley Rd.. The police need to be fully aware and armed with Traffic Offence ticket books - the signage at the two entrances is perfectly clear as to the legal position of ignoring such - ignorance of the law is not an excuse for ignoring it.
As for the private road nature of FP, it has been closed before by its residents and traffic offenders who have tried a short-cut through have been forced to 'about-turn' - the police couldn't do anything about it.

As for the flooding - CCC, when building the by-pass, used under ground pipes leading into tanks along the route ( see CCC or UU pipe maps for locations!). I know of one under-ground tank that hasn't been cleared out for well over 10 years - others must be full of gung by now so water cannot flow through.


Leigh Bird
Sunday 13th December 2020 at 7:30 am
David Jefferay, thanks for the clarification, that’s very helpful indeed. If it’s not too late, would be possible to put “access only” signs at the entrance to both ends of Fulshaw Park please? That would be very helpful. Locals and drivers who know the area will still use the road as a short cut. Many thanks.

Thanks too to Nick Jones for his considered and informative response about flooding considerations on the RL site.
Manuel Golding
Monday 14th December 2020 at 7:32 pm
Leigh Bird - please note there are lagal Access Signs at both the Knutsford Road/Fulshaw Park private road and Alderley Road/Fulshaw Park South entry points to Fulshaw Park. The police know about them and the implication for those who choose to ignore..