Mary Robinson, the MP for Cheadle, today joined civic dignitaries and council representatives in cutting the ribbon, attending the eagerly awaited opening of the new Poynton relief road. The ceremonial opening of the road on the 3rd March 2023 marks the culmination of work that has been ongoing since March 2020, after the government granted £22 million to fund the vital development.
The new bypass, which connects to the A555, will play a vital role in tackling traffic congestion in Poynton, Stockport, Bramhall and Woodford as well as other local areas. This important 3 km road scheme will also help improve air quality for local residents and open up much-needed land for employment. The road is to be opened to cyclists and pedestrians between the 3rd to the 5th March before opening for traffic on the 6th March.
Mary Robinson MP commented; “It is fantastic that the new bypass has been opened and can begin to address the problem of congestion for my constituents and those in neighbouring Cheshire East. Our community has wanted to see road improvements in our area for many years, so it is hugely welcome news that the new £53 million Poynton Relief Road has officially been opened and I look forward to using it”.
The program entails the construction of a two-way single carriageway road that spans 3.5 kilometres. Two off-site junctions at Adlington Crossroads and Bonis Hall Lane are included in the project, both located along the A523 London Road. In addition, the development incorporates cycleway and footway facilities, two new accommodation overbridges, and balancing ponds for drainage.
As a key element of the Southeast Manchester Multi-Modal strategy, the initiative aims to alleviate the current traffic congestion in Poynton town and enhance connectivity between Macclesfield, Stockport, Manchester Airport, and the surrounding regions. The proposal also comprises various complementary measures on the A523 London Road to Macclesfield, which tackle road safety and congestion issues while mitigating the broader environmental impacts of traffic.