Closures on both Hough Lane and Wilmslow Road next week


Motorists are being warned that a section of Hough Lane will also be closed next week to enable Electricity North West to carry out works for a new supply.

The A5102, which is often used by drivers wishing to avoid the village centre, will be closed from Hough Lane Roundabout to outside number 22.

It is anticipated the works will take place from Monday 13th to Friday 17th August at the same time that Wilmslow Road is closed, from the junction with Heyes Lane to Ryleys Lane.

The works to improve the safety of the road on the south west side of the bridge, which will continue until Sunday 19th August, include the installation of a Titan kerb system, which is designed to prevent cars coming off the carriageway in vulnerable areas, along with metal barrier railings. The road will also be resurfaced during the closure.

A spokesperson for Cheshire East Council said "Following the Selby rail crash in 2001, the Department for Transport released guidelines on how to assess and treat vulnerable areas close to railway lines. Further to this guidance, Cheshire East Council, with assistance from Network Rail, have now assessed all of its sites as part of the ongoing review of similar locations and allocated each a ranking score.

"Based on these scores, a national programme of work has been underway and the above location has been identified as one of the locations with a high ranking in need of safety improvements."

Hough Lane, Road Closures


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

David Hadfield
Tuesday 7th August 2018 at 5:21 pm
Why couldn't Electricity North West use a bit of common sense and liaise with the Network Rail engineers to start their work AFTER Network Rail had finished their bridge repairs ?
As it is, we will now have TWO major roads in and out of the village closed to traffic.
Stewart Dyer
Tuesday 7th August 2018 at 6:16 pm
With a bit of luck some of the through traffic might be forced to use the bypass which was built for this purpose.
Erica Maslen
Tuesday 7th August 2018 at 6:58 pm
And if you live on Heyes Lane as we do, you are blocked from both directions.....
Mike O'Rourke
Wednesday 8th August 2018 at 7:48 am
Is that the roundabout where Hough Lane meets Prestbury Road?
So we are looking at the southbound section of Hough Lane from that roundabout for about 300m to where No 22 seems to be.
The bridge at Wilmslow Road is already closed. When Hough Lane is closed next week that will cause some extremely long diversions.
As David says, couldn't ENW just wait a week?
Added to which, the south section of Hough Lane is already closed from the junction with Heyes Lane to Mottram Road.
David Carey
Wednesday 8th August 2018 at 11:10 am
I think someone is having a laugh... or is it April 1st already. Just wondering if I needed to purchase a helicoptor to fly to my house off Heyes Lane as I cannot get in/out easily. If someone decides to block off the other end of the village we may need to go for total independence!
Paul Murray
Wednesday 8th August 2018 at 12:28 pm
Unbelievable... As David Hadfield said, 2 major routes into Alderely closed at the same time. Hands up those who are surprised at the "lack of foresight" (change the words in "" to any other word you prefer) of those in charge of such things at Cheshire east. No, you didn't put your hand up? Didn't think so. BTW the by-pass doesn't help if your coming from Wilmslow, unless you go to the other end of the by-pass and come back into Alderley that way.
There's a good Twitter feed if you search "CheshireEastExposed". Where's Vic Barlow when you need him???
Peter Bugler
Wednesday 8th August 2018 at 12:35 pm
CE must have authorised this stupidity.
David Cummings
Tuesday 14th August 2018 at 11:45 am
Further to the comments made above, why have not CE and the local council not restricted parking on Chorley Hall Lane is there no joined up thinking when it comes to Infrastucure projects. CHL is now the main way into the village and it is utter carnage it would not been difficult to put no parking cones down to free the flow of traffic.
Tony Haluradivth
Wednesday 15th August 2018 at 2:12 pm
Interesting that one call to CEC highways revealed the fact that Electricity N. West had their road closures sanctioned at the END of August to dovetail with the propsed end of works in the village . Someone at CEC was employing sound reasoning at least. But Electricity N West are not surprised to have the road closed now. We are yet again being held to ransome in this village by Utilies Companies and one Utility company caring about 1 development. So this loolks to be to all intents and purpose an illegal road closure.