Boost for cycling, walking and public transport in the borough as work starts on Heaton Lane scheme

New facilities to be created for cyclists plus first stage of work on new temporary bus station ahead of Interchange transformation

The next stage in Stockport’s regeneration begins this week with a further boost to walking, cycling and public transport in the borough, as work starts on creating access for a temporary bus station and new cycling facilities in Heaton Lane.

In December 2019, the council consulted on changes to the A6/Heaton Lane junction as part of the Town Centre Access Plan and Interchange projects.

Following that consultation, work will take place this week to create access for a temporary bus station on Heaton Lane car park, which will be in operation while the town’s new Interchange is built.

The temporary bus station will allow the council and Transport for Greater Manchester to deliver the new multi-million pound interchange whilst maintaining public transport services for residents.

Work will begin on Heaton Lane to:

  • Upgrade pedestrian crossings that will also accommodate cyclists
  • Improve footpaths with new paving
  • Introduce a new ‘right turn’ from the A6 into Heaton Lane to enable access for buses and local traffic
  • Create new facilities for cyclists

In addition, a new bus, taxi and cycle only ‘Busway’ on Heaton Lane will also be created.

The works will take approximately three months to complete.

From Monday, July 6, for one week, Heaton Lane will be closed to traffic in both directions between Astley Street and Heaton Lane roundabout. From Monday, July 13, for 12 weeks, Heaton Lane will be closed to all traffic between the A6 and Astley Street.

Businesses in the area will still be able to gain access to their properties.

The new Travis Brow Link Road will act as the diversion for residents needing to access the A6.

More information on the scheme can be found on our Roadworks pages.