The A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6MARR) will generally reduce traffic flow and congestion on local roads in the surrounding areas, however it is recognised that some roads will see an increase in traffic.

A package of measures is being proposed to manage these changes to traffic flows.

Where there are predicted to be reductions in traffic flow, Complementary Measures will include schemes to lock in these changes, encourage walking and cycling and support district and local centres.

A6 Manchester Airport Relief Road through Hazel Grove and Poynton
A6 Manchester Airport Relief Road through Hazel Grove and Poynton

Mitigation Measures will seek to address the impact of the scheme on local communities where there are predicted to be increases in traffic flow and junction delay, but may also encourage the use of alternative forms of transport including schemes to encourage walking and cycling, and schemes to support local centres.

Measures will be site specific, route or centre based and could include:

•  The provision of new cycleways and footpaths to link the existing network to the new, segregated cycleway forming part of the core scheme;
•  Enhancement of existing networks for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders;
•  Priority schemes for public transport;
•  Public realm improvements;
•   Traffic management proposals, such as traffic calming on residential routes; and
•  Junction remodelling to optimise the operational capability of existing junctions, where required.

Based on the latest traffic modelling information, a number of areas have been identified for Complementary and Mitigation Measures.

The proposed Complementary and Mitigation Measures form part of Transport Assessment for the scheme that was submitted as part of the planning application. For details of how to access the planning application, please visit the A6MARR website.

Stockport, Cheshire East and Manchester City councils are developing the measures in their area and will be consulting local communities on the proposals.

To find out more about the proposals, discuss them with the Stockport Council team and provide your comments we invite you to attend our drop-in session at Hazel Grove Library, Beech Avenue, SK7 4QP, 4-7pm on Tuesday 21st November 2017. Alternatively, to provide your comments please contact the team via email at semmms.relief.road@stockport.gov.uk or phone on 0161 474 2299.

Until 5th December 2017 Stockport Council is consulting on the draft package of complementary measures that have been developed for Hazel Grove. The proposals are available to view online at www.semmms.info/semmms/traffic-mitigation-complementary-measures.

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