Pendleton Way section of A34 bypass reopens


The northbound carriageway of the A34 Wilmslow bypass has reopened between Prestbury Road and Alderley Road following the installation of temporary pumps.

Pendleton Way had been shut for over two weeks since Storm Barra brought severe winds and heavy rain on Wednesday 8th December. As a result the pumping station that services the northbound carriageway failed and was damaged beyond repair.

A spokesperson for Cheshire East Council said: "The A34 Pendleton Way has now fully reopened following the successful implementation of temporary water-pumping measures to run during the Christmas period.

"Over the next few weeks, brief closure of the north-bound lane will be needed on an ad-hoc basis, however, to allow safe access to refuelling of the on-site pump. Any disruption will be kept to a minimum.

"A review will take place in the new year, to seek a permanent solution to the severely-damaged pumping station. We would like to thank road users for their patience and understanding during this challenging period."



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

Fred Rayers
Friday 24th December 2021 at 10:53 am
Is it really possible to describe it as a "successful implementation" when it took so long?
Stuart Redgard
Friday 24th December 2021 at 12:41 pm
They cannot even get this update correct! There are two pumps, hence it should say pumps!
David Pearce
Saturday 25th December 2021 at 7:57 am
At least & just in time - for many passing through through these parts - as Chris Rea lyrically put it - we're all OK now for "Driving Home For Christmas" and no longer gridlocked on the "Road To Hell"
Jon Newell
Sunday 2nd January 2022 at 11:42 am
Today at 10.15 am (2 January) I passed under the railway bridge alongside Wilmslow Station.

The footpath was was completely under water, the road was flooded and closed.

Since I was wearing boots, I was able to get across the footpath. In the three or four minutes it took me to negotiate the footpath, three drivers in succession wove around the road closed signs and drove through the flood. I wonder if they realise that, should they get stuck and need repair work, their insurance policy would almost certainly be invalid.
Alan Brough
Sunday 2nd January 2022 at 7:40 pm
@ Jon Newell,

I believe that Mr Charles Darwin had something to say on the matter.

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