As the summer holidays end and it’s time to go back to school, Stockport Council are urging motorists to plan their journey around the ongoing roadworks on the A6 Stockport through the town centre.
Essential repair works on the bridge that carries the A6 through Stockport town centre began over the holidays and the section of the road between Exchange Street (Garrick Theatre) and Heaton Lane is currently still closed.
As the summer holidays draw to a close and families begin to think about the new school year, Stockport Council is asking parents, guardians and students to use its online tools to plan their back to school journeys.
Whether travelling to school or college by car, bus, bike or on foot, there are still lots of ways to get into and around Stockport, you may need to take a slightly different route and allow a few extra minutes’ journey time.
Full details of the diversion routes and how we are keeping you moving are available at www.stockport.gov.uk/a6
Since the repairs on the A6 Stockport began in late July contractors have been working hard. Hundreds of tonnes of tarmac and material have been removed to expose the bridge deck and the strengthening and waterproofing works are now underway. These works are due to last up to 12 weeks and are vital to prolonging the life of this important bridge.
These essential works are being part funded by the Department for Transport’s Highway Maintenance Challenge Fund.
Councillor Kate Butler, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration said:
“The repairs to the A6 Stockport at Wellington Bridge are essential and needed to ensure safety. We’re working hard to keep everyone moving during the works and there are lots of alternative routes open, including St Mary’s Way. All the information needed to plan journeys to school and college are on the council website.”
As the council continues to invest into improving its transport networks, work on other road improvements is also underway across Stockport. To find out about other road schemes underway, diversion routes and plans in place to help motorists visit www.stockport.gov.uk/roadworks