Roadworks, closures and diversions

4. Bramhall Park to A6 Walking and Cycling Scheme

Work has started on a Greater Manchester-wide programme to make journeys on foot or by bike much easier and more attractive. The Bee Network will be the largest joined-up system of walking and cycling infrastructure in the UK.

As part of the Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund (MCF), we’re delivering a walking and cycling scheme linking Bramhall Park with Simpson’s Corner on the former A6 in Hazel Grove. The link will connect residential areas in Hazel Grove and Bramhall with Hazel Grove Leisure Centre, Bramhall High School, Bramhall Park and Hazel Grove High School. A spur on Macclesfield Road will link to the A555.

Key elements of the Bramhall Park to A6 walking and cycling scheme include:

  • a walking and cycling route through Bramhall Park between Bramall Hall and Bramhall Green roundabout, and upgraded zebra crossings at the roundabout to facilitate segregated pedestrian and cyclist use
  • a walking and cycling route on the east side of Fir Road linking the roundabout with Brookdale Road and Waterloo Road, and raised platforms at these junctions
  • a segregated 2-way cycle-track adjacent to a footway along the south side of Bridge Lane, Jacksons Lane and Dean Lane with raised table crossings and the tightening of side roads
  • the upgrade of the signal-controlled crossing east of Valley Road to allow pedestrian and cycle use, and the widening and resurfacing of Happy Valley path
  • parallel zebra crossings at junctions along Bridge Lane, Jacksons Lane and Dean Lane for segregated pedestrian and cycle use
  • new signal-controlled crossings on Bridge Lane, Jacksons Lane and Dean Lane for pedestrian and cycle use
  • a walking and cycling route and 20mph zone on Mill Lane
  • a segregated 2-way cycle-track along the west side of Macclesfield Road between Dean Lane / Mill Lane and the A555

You can find more information about the scheme on our Stockport Walk Cycle web pages.

The work is being carried out in a phased approach to 2022, planned to minimise disruption as much as possible. Some phases are already substantially complete. Information about live phases is provided below.

A small number of trees will be removed during the work due to their poor condition or to allow us to deliver the scheme. Every effort has been and will continue to be made to keep as many trees as possible and at least 2 semi-mature replacement trees will be planted for every tree that is removed.

The landscaping plan has been developed with the Arboriculture Office to provide:

  • biodiversity enhancement
  • ecological benefit
  • more suitable tree species for the visual amenity

Bridge Lane, Jacksons Lane and Dean Lane

Work is mainly complete along Bridge Lane and construction is well underway along Jacksons Lane.

Scheme drawings

To address concerns raised about Dean Lane by local residents and Councillors, the design of this element of the scheme has been revisited and the cycle track has been re-aligned to further minimise the loss of trees and grass verges as much as possible.

Works are scheduled to implement the two-way cycle track and associated infrastructure on Dean Lane, including a signal-controlled crossing of Dean Lane at Rutland Road / Hartington Drive, from the week commencing 17 January for approximately 4 months.

Access to properties will be maintained at all times and 2-way traffic will be maintained on Bridge Lane, Jacksons Lane, Chester Road and Dean Lane during the work. However, traffic management will be required to make sure the works can be carried out safely and efficiently. This will include:

  • lane narrowing, lane closures and the use of stop/go boards
  • temporary traffic lights on Dean Lane from the week commencing 31 January
  • local pavement closures. Pedestrians will be diverted locally with signage
  • bus stop closures on Jacksons Lane and Dean Lane. Please see the bus stops or contact the operator for information on service diversions
  • road closures for short durations on Elton Drive, Hartington Drive, Matlock Drive and Belvoir Avenue, planned from late March

The more intrusive traffic management is being restricted to off-peak periods to minimise disruption as much as possible.

Happy Valley

Work is underway along Happy Valley.

The path will need to be closed in sections for the works to be carried out safely and efficiently.

We've recently found the bank of the stream adjacent to Bramhall High School to be unstable, with the path at risk of falling away. The path is now closed for safety reasons between Seal Road, at the school’s bus turnaround, and the Waterloo Road steps, while we design a solution. Work on site to build this are planned to re-start early in 2022.

Pedestrians will be diverted locally with signs clearly displayed. View the diversion route for phase A (PDF 265Kb).

Macclesfield Road / Dean Lane junction

Remodelling of the Macclesfield Road / Dean Lane junction is underway to improve the pedestrian and cyclist crossing facilities.

To address concerns raised by local residents, businesses and Councillors, the design of this element of the scheme was revisited and the angle parking on Dean Lane is being retained. 2 parking spaces will be lost to accommodate the scheme, but these will be provided Cavendish Road close to Dean Lane where 2 disabled bays are being installed.

View the scheme drawing:

Access to properties will be maintained at all times and we'll be working hard to keep traffic moving during the work. Traffic management will be required to make sure the work can be carried out safely and efficiently. This will include the use of temporary traffic lights, lane closures and carriageway narrowing.

The more intrusive traffic management is being restricted to off-peak periods and we're working closely with TfGM, who manage the traffic signals, to minimise disruption as much as possible.

Work to re-establish the island on Macclesfield Road at Ashbourne Road will follow the main work. The removal of the island allows the temporary re-alignment of lanes at the junction to minimise the impact of the traffic management requirements.

Bus stop closures will be required during the work. Please see the bus stops or contact the operator for information on service diversions. Suitable facilities will be provided for pedestrians at all times.

Construction

The works will mainly take place Monday to Friday from 7am to 5pm with weekend and evening working if required. There may be some extended working hours during the school holidays, between 7am and 7:30pm.

The impact of the traffic management will be under continual review, and the traffic management requirements may be subject to change by unforeseen circumstances on site. Up-to-date information about the works will be provided on this page.

During the construction period the contractors working on behalf of the council will make every attempt to minimise noise and disruption at all times.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the works, please call us on 0161 474 2299 or email walkcycle@stockport.gov.uk.

To report an out-of-hours emergency on site, please call 0161 474 5555.

More information about cycling and walking in Stockport and improvements as part of MCF is available on our cycling and walking web pages.