A34 Major Roads Network (MRN) Corridor Improvement Plan

The A34 corridor in Stockport, from the junction with the M60 to the A555, is a key bottleneck. In autumn 2020 we consulted on a series of proposals to enhance active travel connectivity, increase capacity at key locations and unlock growth potential in the surrounding area.

The improvements are designed to support:

  • sustainable travel with a walk, wheel and cycle route along the corridor. This includes a segregated cycle track and controlled crossings with connections to the wider Greater Manchester Cycle Bee Network and local public rights of way

  • businesses with works to improve access to the Cheadle Royal Business Park and the Stanley Green business area by improving key junctions and providing better walking, wheeling and cycling access

  • new homes and development with improvements to junctions to provide access to and mitigate the impact of any proposed new housing development on the local road network

  • education with replacement of an existing subway beneath the A34 at Kingsway School to provide a better link for the split school site and allow for a key east-west cycle route

  • motorists with improved junction layouts to reduce congestion, improve safety and provide enhanced driver information on new variable message signs

The proposals were supported during the consultation and received approval to be delivered. Following the subsequent development and submission of our Full Business Case, the government approved funding for the delivery of this project in late 2023.

The measures being delivered are shown by the drawings on the map at the bottom of this page.

Construction is planned between 2024 and 2028. The works are being delivered in phases planned and co-ordinated to manage all forms of disruption as much as possible. We thank the local community and all users of the A34 for their patience and co-operation during this process.

The first phases around Gatley Road, Wilmslow Road and Broadway (off the A34) are being constructed through 2024. For more information about works taking place, visit our roadworks page.

The map at the bottom of this page also shows an indicative delivery programme. The first phases of construction from April 2024 do not involve works on the A34 itself. We're carefully planning all works with our design and contractor teams to manage disruption as much as possible. More details about how we're doing so is in our FAQs (see below). Details of works on the A34 will be communicated in advance.

Additional information

Interactive map

The measures being delivered are shown by the Full Business Case drawings on the map below. Click on the boxes to see more details. Our detailed design drawings for construction are developed from these business case drawings.

The construction dates shown on the map are indicative at this stage, but show our programme as it's generally planned. Our delivery programme will continually develop as the detailed designs progress and we plan the works in co-ordination with our Contractors and other delivery partners, and other activities in the area. This map will be continually updated during that process.

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