Key road junctions to benefit from major improvement schemes
23 January 2018
Cheshire East Council is to carry out major highway improvements at two key locations in Handforth.
Cheshire East Highways will upgrade traffic signals, provide new crossing facilities, carry out resurfacing work and create a new roundabout – with all the work taking place over an 11-week period, beginning 29 January.
The work will be carried out at the junction of Station Road and Wilmslow Road and will also include the widening of footways, after which work will continue at the junction of Welland Road and Dean Road/Station Road, where a new roundabout is to be installed together with a crossing point, resurfacing, lining and patching.
The improvement work is funded through the A6 Manchester Airport Relief Road scheme, linking the A6 at Hazel Grove, Stockport, to the airport and forms an integral part of the package of works to manage some of the traffic impacts of the new relief road.
Councillor Don Stockton, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for environment, said: “These important works will help to discourage additional through-traffic on key routes in Handforth at the same time as improving pedestrian facilities.
“It will benefit local residents, motorists and businesses as well as visitors to Handforth. The work will ensure that traffic control systems and infrastructure are brought up to date.
“I would like to thank our residents in advance for their patience and urge them to allow extra time for their journeys, while this localised work is taking place.”
The council intends to minimise disruption as much as possible. Temporary signals will be in place for the duration of the works and road closures will take place on three separate Sundays – 1, 8 and 15 April, 2018, on Station Road and Dean Road. This will enable highways teams to carry out carriageway and patching operations safety, while access to properties and emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.
Signed diversion routes will be in place during periods of road closures. More information on both the road improvement schemes and diversions can be found on the Highways pages on the council website.
Anyone wishing to keep up to date with progress can do so via the Cheshire East Highways Twitter account @CECHighways
Alternatively, a customer contact centre is available by calling 0300 123 5020.