Flooded bypass reopens

The A34 Alderley Edge Bypass has reopened.

Following heavy rainfall over the weekend the A34 Melrose Way had been closed in both directions since Sunday evening.

The photos above of the A34 Alderley Bypass flooding were taken at 6pm on Monday, 29th July, by a local resident who commented "Still plenty of land water filtering down from nearby fields meaning road will not be open for quite some time yet.".

Speaking yesterday evening Cllr Craig Browne said "Engineers from Cheshire East Highways continue to pump flood water from the Alderley Edge bypass. It is hoped that the road will be able to reopen this evening."

Alderley Edge Bypass


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

Steven Mccrory
Tuesday 30th July 2019 at 4:07 pm
A new bypass flooded by freak rain falls, or is it a design flaw and lack of appropriate drainage? Either way it should not happen to close a major A Road.
Bob Bracegirdle
Tuesday 30th July 2019 at 4:16 pm
Is it lack of drainage maintenance?
Simon Carden
Tuesday 30th July 2019 at 4:20 pm
Living 100 yds away from this lake ,I had heard an engineer say from East Cheshire Highways that the pumps along the new A34 (which clear the adjacent large storm drainage tanks ) had failed to work , I recall the last flood of these proportions were also attributed to failure of the pumps .Does anybody check them periodically ? Obviously making a saving , so too all the surrounding field drainage ditches which have not been cleaned out in anyones living memory- another saving ,however it ran off the fields like a river and flooded houses and garages alike .Can we have some of those savings to clear up the mess ?
David Carey
Wednesday 31st July 2019 at 11:15 am
There seems to be a theme here as apart from the A34 bypass, the A555 relief road has also been flooded badly as we know causing more chaos. Dare I say perhaps the storm drains are not up to scratch, where there is low lying land. Yes we have had exceptional weather, but it shouldn't mean the major roads get blocked. One wonders what will happen when the new Handforth Garden village is up and running, will I need to order a canoe?
Simon Carden
Wednesday 31st July 2019 at 3:18 pm
Having fixed the pumps and the A34 given the all clear , flooded again ! Tuesday 30th July . Not really surprised . Cheshire East highways attend site look at problem along with flooding to Welsh Row , say " not my problem " and drive off , thanks for that .
Fenton Simpson
Wednesday 31st July 2019 at 3:46 pm
closed again today 31st August...