Officers from Cheshire East Highways carried out an inspection of the railway bridge on London Road/Wilmslow Road on Thursday, 28th September.
The inspection is in preparation for the raising of the kerbs and footpaths on the westerly side of the bridge, closest to the park, and follows an assessment by Network Rail.
Councillor Craig Browne explained "Network Rail have apparently carried out an assessment which has shown that there is currently a high risk of a vehicle ending up on the railway line in the event of an accident on the bridge itself. They are particularly concerned as it is naturally part of the West Coast Mainline infrastructure."
He added "Officers from CE Highways have been carrying out their own assessment over recent days and have concluded that the most effective way to minimise any potential risk is to raise the height of the kerb and the footpath. They have confirmed that unfortunately there will need to be a week-long closure of Wilmslow Road in order to carry out the work, but that they intend to tie this in with the planned resurfacing of Wilmslow Road to minimise disruption to residents and businesses."