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Roadworks update for Marple Bridge

by Geoff Abell on 17 February, 2018

Newsflashes from our roads people at Stockport Council that may affect your journey next week – 14th – 22nd February: Brabyns Brow, Marple Bridge – REVISED END DATE Contractors working on behalf of Cadent Gas are currently undertaking emergency works to repair a gas escape on Brabyns Brow, adjacent to Marple Railway Station.  These works […]

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Feb roadworks and road improvement plans

by Geoff Abell on 31 January, 2018

  Across the borough there are a number of roadworks. The A555 westbound will be shut for 17 weeks from Mon 12th Feb (from A34 junction towards Heald Green) due to drainage problems.  Officers also tell us that in spite of the collapse of Carillion, the rest of the new road is still being built […]

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Roadworks into December

by Geoff Abell on 20 November, 2017

Work will take place from 27th November to carry out remedial repairs to the existing road hump/cushions on Hibbert Lane.  Meanwhile, United Utilities are still repairing the collapsed road around one of their pipes on Stockport Road near Rose Hill.  We are hoping this will be done shortly.   Meanwhile we hope that the leaks on […]

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A6 to reopen on Mon 16 Oct

by Geoff Abell on 12 October, 2017

A6 to reopen on Monday We’re delighted that the A6 will reopen to traffic as planned on Monday 16 October. Engineers have spent over 7,000 hours repairing the almost 200 year old bridge.  This is a significant point to reach. Whilst the A6 will be reopen to traffic on Monday, there will still be works […]

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Roadworks

by Geoff Abell on 23 July, 2017

This months road works notice starts with the big one – the council are shutting the A6 to repair the road viaduct south of Mersey Sq to the Garrick Theatre for up to 12 weeks.  (see elsewhere for diversions)  It is planned to allow push bikes through.  Contractors waited until St Mary’s Way works were […]

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Easter roadworks

by Geoff Abell on 11 April, 2017

Winnington Road resurfaced With the little bits of spare money at the end of Marple North’s Highway Improvement Programme funding, and requests from your councillors, bad parts of Winnington Road, Bradshaw Crescent, and Constable Drive have been resurfaced recently.  And the last, worse part of Longhurst was done too. We also got a small seat […]

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March Road Works

by Geoff Abell on 28 February, 2017

There’s a lot this month! Longhurst Lane Perhaps the most important local scheme is that to resurface the bottom, most worn bit of Longhurst Lane (pictured) at the exit from Marple Bridge.  (Town St was done recently and I asked for the stop line at the other end to be pulled back to allow buses […]

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Jan road improvements

by Geoff Abell on 31 December, 2016

Just a quick reminder of approaching road works: After consulting with councillors and residents (to cause minimum disruption to businesses and residents over Christmas) SMBC are doing road surface relays to major roads as follows (weather permitting): Starting from 8th Jan (all day Sunday) then during the week from 6 pm until midnight, Town St […]

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December traffic disruptions and Winter Gritting

by Geoff Abell on 27 November, 2016

On Sat 3 Dec between 10 and 6, Town St in Marple Bridge will be having their Winter Wonderland event, and Marple will also be having their Christmas Cracker on Market St.   On 5 Dec for 3 days between 7:30 and 5, Hollins Mount off Hollins Lane (Marple Br) will be resurfaced.   Compstall […]

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Improvements to Roads

by Geoff Abell on 23 October, 2016

As part of the £100m road improvement plans (started by the Lib Dems) two major roads will be relaid: Town St in Marple Bridge, followed soon after by Stockport Road in Marple.  To keep disruption to a minimum all councillors have been consulted and works are proposed in January. As preparatory work in Marple Br […]

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