Congleton Link Road: Traffic Management Update

GRAHAM are the Principal Contractor working on behalf of Cheshire East Council to deliver the Congleton Link Road Project.

Please note below, an update on the road closures, temporary traffic lights and diversions for your information.


TEMPORARY CARRIAGEWAY & TRAFFIC LIGHTS – Giantswood Lane, Hulme Walfield, Between Westlow Mere and Smithy Lane

In order to facilitate construction of the Giantswood Lane overbridge, traffic has been diverted onto a temporary carriageway. A 10 mile per hour speed restriction has been imposed 24 hours a day.

Started – 1st May 2019

Planned Completion 21st February 2020


ROAD CLOSURE  – Giantswood Lane, Hulme Walfield, Between Westlow Mere and Smithy Lane

The closure will enable the completion of the concrete works to the new structure, carrying out essential utility diversions and resurfacing the realigned carriageway across the bridge.

Planned Start Date – 21st February 2020

Planned Completion – Early April 2020


ROAD CLOSURE  – Sandy Lane, Somerford, Between A54 Holmes Chapel Road and A534 Sandbach Road

The closure will enable us to access the adjacent land to carry out earthworks, divert drainage and construct the Sandbach Road and Holmes Chapel Road roundabouts. Cyclists and pedestrians will be able to use the route again from Easter 2020.

Started – 28th May 2019

Planned Completion – April 2020


ROAD CLOSURE – Back Lane (West), Somerford

The closure will enable the construction of Back Lane (West) including the new roundabout, There is no access to through traffic along this section of Back Lane, with access to the playing fields been maintained via Holmes Chapel Road. Access to properties on Back Lane is been maintained via Chelford Road.

Started – 2nd September 2019

Planned Completion – Late 2020


TEMPORARY TWO 2-WAY CARRIAGEWAY – Chelford Road, Somerford, Between Black Firs Lane and Back Lane

To enable the construction of the Chelford Road structure and divert existing services, traffic has been diverted onto a temporary 2-way carriageway.

Temporary Speed Limit – The speed limit has been reduced from national speed limit to 10mph through the works area. The reduction is necessary due to the alignment of the temporary carriageway and interface of construction traffic accessing to and from the works site.

Started – 9th July 2019

For the duration of the Chelford Road overbridge construction


TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS – Macclesfield Road, Eaton

Temporary traffic lights will be in place to enable earthworks.

Started – 10th February 2020

Planned Completion – 10th February 2020


If you have any questions regarding the information enclosed, please contact us via congletonlink@graham.co.uk

For more information or to keep up-to date with the project, please visit: www.graham.co.uk/congleton-link-road