Bypass to close overnight for up to 2 weeks for safety improvements

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The Alderley Edge bypass is due to be closed overnight for two weeks next month to enable Cheshire East Highways to carry out lining works.

The works on the A34 Melrose Way are scheduled to be carried out between Monday 9th March and Sunday 22nd March

The closures will be in place between times 7pm and 6am.

Following a coroner's call for action to be taken by the local authority to prevent further deaths on the Alderley Edge Bypass, Cheshire East Council confirmed they had completed an assessment of the three mile stretch of road and would be carrying out work as a result.

A spokesperson for Cheshire East Council, said: "The assessment of the A34 Alderley Edge Bypass (Melrose Way), together with the police, led to the recommendation for the existing hazard centreline marking to be replaced with a hatched hazard centreline marking. This will give a visual carriageway narrowing effect and put greater distance between the two way traffic flow and may heighten driver awareness when considering overtaking manoeuvres."

Alderley Edge Bypass, Melrose Way


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

Bob Bracegirdle
Tuesday 11th February 2020 at 4:21 pm
About time. I keep Meeting vans on the wrong side of blind bends.
Ron Taylor
Tuesday 11th February 2020 at 5:46 pm
I have been avoiding using the road as I don’t regard it as safe
Charlie Gaughan
Tuesday 11th February 2020 at 8:01 pm
Then may i cheekily suggest you drive on the correct side of the carriageway
Malcolm Elliott
Tuesday 11th February 2020 at 9:15 pm
Can the 'spokesperson for Cheshire East Council' please let us know how much this
operation will cost ?
From what I read on the internet these new markings will only 'scare a few numpties into
thinking they cannot overtake'.
Terry Bowes
Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 6:43 pm
Self driving cars aren’t here yet. Common sense, observation and road craft don’t seem to mean much these days.