Mill Lane, Macclesfield junction improvement scheme

We are working to deliver junction improvements on Mill Lane, Macclesfield from 27 January 2020. The work will improve pedestrian and road safety in the area and will include widening of the carriageway, resurfacing and new road markings.

To minimise future visits and closures, whilst we’re here, we will also be undertaking maintenance activities such as sign replacement, relocation of gullies and street lighting column, replacement of pedestrian the guard rail, installation of an uncontrolled pedestrian crossing and relocation of vegetation.

When and what will happen

Works to deliver the improvements are scheduled to start on Monday 27 January 2020 and will be complete by late March. Signed diversions will be in place during the works. We will be working in two areas in three phases, as colour coded on our plan below:

Schedule of works
Planned start datePlanned end dateLocationPlanned works
27 January 2020 29 January 2020 Mill Lane, Macclesfield
  • Drainage survey
  • Relocation of street lighting column
Lane closure and lane narrowing on Mill Lane will be in place from 09:30 – 15:30
03 February 2020 28 February 2020 Windmill Street / Mill Lane, Macclesfield
  • Widening of the carriageway (Mill Lane)
  • Sign replacement
  • Relocation of vegetation
  • Replacement of pedestrian guard rail
  • Realigning of kerb
  • Relocation of gullies
  • Installation of an uncontrolled pedestrian crossing (Windmill Street)

Windmill Street will be closed at all times during this period with no access to pedestrians or cyclists.

A lane closure and lane narrowing will be in place at all times on Mill Lane. Pedestrian access will be maintained and cyclists must dismount.

01 March 2020 22 March 2020 Mill Lane, Macclesfield
  • New carriageway markings
  • Resurfacing

Full road closure on the following Sundays:





between 09:00 – 20:00.

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

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

Information for road users

  • The road and lane 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
  • Advanced signage will be in place from w/c 20 January for 9 weeks
  • Weekend and off peak 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 not be maintained and diversions should be followed
  • 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