A6 in Stockport to re-open to traffic from October 16

A6 bridge Stockport
(Photo from Wrightsure Stockport/@wrightsureSK)

The A6 in Stockport town centre will re-open to traffic on Monday, October 16.

Engineers have been repairing the bridge as part of the town centre improvements.

While the A6 will re-open to traffic on October 16, there will still be work taking place in the immediate area over the coming weeks as repairs are finished.

The council says work will not affect traffic on the A6, but engineers will still be working on the footpaths and completing structural tasks under the bridge on Daw Bank.

(Stockport Council)

In the lead-up to the re-opening there will be some changes in and around the area – full details are on the Stockport Council website.

There will be some changes on Sunday:

  • Heaton Lane junction with the A6 – temporary traffic lights will be in place from 7am on the Sunday morning.
  • Bus routes into Mersey Square will be changed slightly on 15th October. Information about any route or time changes is available from TfGM.

From October 16, there will be changes to lanes on St Mary’s Way as well as some traffic management so all motorists are encouraged to plan their routes carefully and allow a few more minutes for their journey.

Councillor Kate Butler, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council, said: “Thanks to rigorous planning and hard work by all involved we’re able to re-open the A6 on time and ensure that this important bridge in our town centre is safe for the future. Undertaking repairs of this scale is a huge job.

“I’d like to thank everyone for their patience whilst the repairs have been taking place. I’d encourage everyone to continue using our online tools to plan their journeys over the coming weeks, so that we can continue to keep Stockport moving as changes take place on our roads.”

Light Cinema and Redrock Stockport

Fit-out work on The Light Cinema has started as the 10-screen cinema prepares to open in Stockport town centre.

The Light is due to open at the end of November and will be joined at Redrock by Zizzi and Pizza Express with Gourmet Burger Kitchen and others to follow.

Mike Thomson, Commercial Director at The Light Cinemas, said: “We are really looking forward to opening in Stockport.

Customers are at the heart of The Light and we want everyone to have a trip to the cinema they will remember from the moment they step through our doors.

“It is not just about the film – it is about the place, the environment, the accessibility and the service. We aim to make all people feel they belong. Redrock is an exciting new destination and we are delighted to be part of it.”

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