Congleton Road to close for gully clearing


Congleton Road will be closed next week to allow Cheshire East Highways to carry out jetting works.

It is anticipated that the jetting of the highways drainage system will take place from Monday 5th June to Friday 9th June between the hours of 9.30am and 2.30pm.

Councillor Craig Browne explained "Jetting works are carried out in addition to regular gully clearance activities, in areas where a particular issue has been identified, eg where multiple gullies have been cleared, but the sewer connections have been found to be blocked.

"This can happen for a number of reasons, but may include mortar run off from nearby construction works or developments. In some cases, blockages or obstructions can affect the sewer network, which then becomes the responsibility of United Utilities."

The road will be closed between Macclesfield Road and the roundabout at the end of Melrose Way (the Alderley Edge bypass) in Nether Alderley.

The alternative route will be via the following streets: - Congleton Road, London Road, Wilmslow Road, Harden Park Roundabout, Melrose Way.

Pedestrian and cyclist access to any premises situated within the temporary closure will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and residents where possible.

If you have any enquiries relating to the works please contact Cheshire East Highways on telephone number 0300 123 5020.



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

Alan Brough
Wednesday 31st May 2023 at 6:32 am
This would be the ideal time to resurface the road which has been in an appalling state of repair for some considerable time.

Could it be that the drains have become blocked by the tarmac / roadstone debris being washed into them?
Andy Brown
Monday 5th June 2023 at 12:30 pm
Congleton Road is treacherous for anyone one two wheels.
Letitia Burke
Tuesday 6th June 2023 at 6:01 am
Perhaps they could deal with the water leak (2 years leaking ) on the hill .
Raymond Walker
Tuesday 6th June 2023 at 1:24 pm
This is good news. The Cheshire policy of only clearing blocked gulleys (grids) when reported in the last fifteen years has been wrong. Remember the lake at the start of Ryleys Lane each time there was a deluge? Nobody suspected the Victorians had placed a grid correctly to drain such a 'lake'. It remained blocked for months.

Road maintenance must be brought in-house again and a regular cycle started to visit every gully once each year. We are told that a new policy exists to provide a two-year cycle. Will it be kept to?

Maintenance of the council's infrastructures has been lacking since East Cheshire was conceived. No more wild spending on zonal lighting control (that didn't work) or LED traffic lights installed at high expense and not retaining their lifespan, please.