Path in Woodbank Memorial Park to close as works begin on walking and cycling improvements

Cow Lane in Woodbank Memorial Park will be closed for repairs, drainage and resurfacing works until summer 2020

Stopfordians using Woodbank Memorial Park are being informed about the first stage of improvement works taking place in the park.

Repairs, drainage and resurfacing works on Cow Lane will require it to be closed on a 24/7 basis until completion of the scheme, which is expected to be in summer 2020.

Alternative routes will be signed through the park.

The works, part of the Town Centre Access Plan (TCAP), will take place between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, with weekend and evening working being carried out, if required.

Construction vehicles will access the park via the Turncroft Lane Memorial Arch access and Cow Lane.

An improved Bridleway route is being provided to link Vernon Road at Bredbury Hall/Daisyfield Recreation Ground to Stockport Road West at Pear Mill Industrial Estate, and via a new pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the river to Woodbank Memorial Park and Little Moor.

Works to construct the new bridge abutments and landing platforms are planned to start in February. Delivery of the bridge to the site will take place in four sections and is expected to begin in March, with the bridge planned to be lifted in to place in April.

Finally, the works to complete the Bridleway route between Daisyfield and Pear Mill, and path works within Woodbank Memorial Park will be complete in the summer following the installation of the bridge.

The Stockport Town Centre Access Plan (TCAP) is a package of measures to transform the accessibility and connectivity to and around Stockport town centre.

It is making it easier for everyone to travel and specifically aims to ease congestion and encourage walking and cycling.

For more information, visit https://www.stockport.gov.uk/town-centre-access-plan