Handforth junction improvement scheme

We are working to deliver improvements on the Wilmslow Road/Station Road traffic signal junction through Handforth as part of a package of works linked to the A6 Manchester Airport Relief Road.

The project

Features of the Handforth mitigation scheme include:

  • provision of new signalised junction on Wilmslow Road/Station Road junction
  • improved carriageway markings on Station Road
  • carriageway patching and surfacing improvements on Station Road
  • signing upgrades and improvements on Station Road
  • upgraded crossing facility at Wilmslow Road/Station Road junction
  • improved roundabout facility and crossing points at Dean Road/Welland Road

When is it happening

Works to deliver the improvements are scheduled to start on Monday 29 January 2018, and will take a programmed 11 weeks to complete. We will be working in distinct areas, as colour coded on our plan below

Programme of works
Planned start datePlanned end date Location Planned works 
29 January 2018 9 March 2018 Wilmslow Road/Station Road traffic signal junction - construction 
  • increased footway widths
  • new controlled crossing facility
  • new carriageway markings
Traffic Management will be temporary 4 - way traffic signals on the Wilmslow Road/Station Road. 
5 March 2018 16 March 2018  Wilmslow Road/Station Road traffic signal junction – installation of traffic signal apparatus 
  • Installation of new traffic signals equipment
Traffic management will be temporary 4 - way traffic signals on the Wilmslow Road/Station Road 

12 March 2018 

Road closures:

1, 8 and 15 April (between 07:00 – midnight) 
15 April 2018 Station Road and Dean Road
  • Carriageway patching and surfacing works
  • Provision of new carriageway markings
  • Installation of new and improved signage
  • Installation of new roundabout facility and crossing point at Welland Road/Dean Road

Traffic management will be temporary three-way traffic signals at Welland Road/Dean Road. Temporary two-way traffic signals will be in operation for lining works on Station Road and Dean Road. 

Three road closures will be required for surfacing works on Station Road and Dean Road on Sunday 01 April, 08 April and 15 April, between the hours of 07:00am – midnight

We understand that there is no right time to undertake works on such busy junctions, and this has been planned to try to minimise disruption to local residents, businesses and members of the travelling public. Delays are to be expected. 

What is happening

Wilmslow Road / Station Road junction

These essential works are taking place over eight weeks starting on 29 January and ending on 16 March.  

To enable us to safely carry out the works temporary traffic signals will be in place for the duration of the works. Please leave extra time for journeys.

Station Road / Dean Road / Welland Road

Temporary traffic lights will in place on Station Road / Dean Road / Welland Road between 12 March and 15 April. It will also be necessary to have three separate road closures on Station Road and Dean Road, to carry out the work safely. The closures will be in operation between 07:00 – midnight on:

  • Sunday 1 April
  • Sunday 8 April
  • Sunday 15 April

Access to properties for residents will be maintained at all times.

All roadworks, closures and diversions associated with the project are displayed online on our roadworks map.

Information for road users

  • Temporary  traffic signals are required to allow the junction works on Station Road / Wilmslow Road junction to take place safely
  • The road closures are necessary to protect the safety of both members of the public and our workforce whilst we complete the most complex aspects of the scheme
  • Sunday works are planned where possible to ensure weekday disruption is kept to a minimum
  • Where road closures are in place, diversion routes will be signed to assist in the movement of traffic while works progress
  • Local businesses remain open as usual
  • Access to properties will be maintained and coordinated by our team onsite. Emergency access will be maintained at all times
  • On site personnel will be on hand to provide help and advice to members of the public for the duration of the scheme and are the best way to find out more information about these works
  • Delays are expected and motorists should plan journeys accordingly