Poynton disruption ‘should end in March’

Roadworks in Poynton, near Stockport, that have caused long-term congestion, should be finished by the end of March.

That's according to Cheshire East Council which says the junction at Fountain Place could re-open early next month and contractors are aiming to remove the temporary traffic lights on London Road in March.

The council was carrying out street improvements when it discovered damaged drains and then decided to replace all the highway drains to avoid the need for future works.

Cllr Howard Murray, chairman of the Poynton village revitalisation steering group, said: "This is a very frustrating time for all of us; residents, businesses and commuters. The damaged drains were such a major issue that the extent to which it has affected the project could not have been anticipated.

"The time lost identifying the responsibility and then agreeing an acceptable solution has been a very serious blow on top of other issues that have caused delay.

"The steering group is working relentlessly to ensure that the contractor is working to replace the network of drains and complete this second phase as quickly as possible."

Cheshire East councillor Jamie Macrae, cabinet member with responsibility for prosperity, said: "We could not have anticipated the impact the seriously-damaged drains have had on progress. We share residents' frustrations but must ensure the problem is fully rectified before completing the scheme."

For the latest information on the works check the Poynton Town Council website.

Your Comments

I have every sympathy for the traders and residents of Poynton, after getting caught in heavy queues there one Saturday morning I’ve avoided the place like the plague. It must have hit the surrounding retailers very hard.

By Nick

It takes me longer to get through the temporary lights than it does to drive the 18 miles from my workplace in Salford.

Looking at what still has to be done, and the number of contractors on site, I believe March is optimistic!

By Resident

The real issue that needs to be addressed (the elephant in the room) is the sheer volume of traffic that passes through our village – some 26,000 movements a day! This makes it essential that a Poynton/Woodford relief road is built as an integral part of the ex-BAE Systems Woodford site redevelopment. As for the Revitalisation Scheme – I know this has been a source of real frustration to us all, and probably for too long, but it will be brilliant when it is fully operational.

By Resident

You state the roadworks in Poynton will be completed by the end of March. Have you any idea what year that will be ?.

By resident

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