Cheshire East Council are working to improve the A34 Manchester Road / A536 Macclesfield Road junction at Lower Heath by resurfacing this key route in three phases.
Total road enhancement means we will undertake maintenance such as pavement works, barrier repairs, sign repairs and gully cleaning. The aim of this is to address as many highways issues along the stretches of road within the closure to minimise future visits, closures and disruption.
When is it happening?
These essential works are taking place over a series of weekends in three phases as indicated on our plan, starting on 11 March and ending on 9 April. Signed diversions will be in place.
Phase 1 – Macclesfield Road
Planned work is on Saturday 11 March, Sunday 12 March, Saturday 18 March and Sunday 19 March. Macclesfield Road (in the direction of Congleton) between Jackson Road and Lower Heath will be closed 8am – 8pm.
For traffic wishing to access Congleton, a signed diversion will be in place via A537 Chelford Road, A537 Chester Road, B5088 Oxford Road, A536 Park Lane, A523 London Road, A54 Buxton Road.
Phase 2 – Manchester Road
Planned work is on Saturday 25 March, Sunday 26 March, Saturday 1 April and Sunday 2 April* (*contingency day). Manchester Road (Congleton outbound) between Lower Heath and Macclesfield Road / Manchester Road junction will be closed 8am – 8pm.
Congleton inbound traffic will be signed via A537 Chelford Road, A537 Chester Road, B5088 Oxford Road and A536 Congleton Road. Congleton outbound traffic will be signed via A54 Buxton Road, A523 London Road, A536 Park Lane, B5088 Oxford Road and A537 Chester Road.
Phase 3 – Macclesfield Road
Planned work is on Saturday 8 April and Sunday 9 April. Macclesfield Road (Congleton outbound) between Manchester Road and Jackson Road will be closed 8am – 8pm.
Congleton outbound traffic will be signed via A34 Manchester Road, A34 Congleton Road, A537 Chelford Road, A537 Chester Road, B5088 Oxford and A536 Congleton Road.
Congleton inbound traffic will be signed via A537 Chelford Road, A537 Chester Road, B5088 Oxford and A536 Congleton Road.
Road closures will be in place to protect the safety of the public and our workforce. Works are taking place over a series of weekends to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum and peak travel hours during the week remain unaffected.
Number 38 bus service
Transport Service Solutions have advised that the number 38 bus service can continue to run, without compromising the safety of both members of the public and the workforce.
On Saturdays, ARRIVA have confirmed they will be diverting via Bosley and will not serve Gawsworth, Eaton and Lower Heath.
On Sundays, D & G have confirmed that they will divert via Giantswood Lane, Walfield Avenue, Manchester Road and School Lane.
Information for road users
- Road closures are required to allow these works to take place safely
- Works are planned at weekends to ensure weekday disruption is kept to a minimum, when traffic volumes are heavier
- 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 be maintained at all times
- 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