A6 Stockport Road

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Updated: Thursday 13th February

All works are currently off the Highway, this is expected to be the case until the end of February. Further information will be shown on this page.

Manchester City Council are making improvements to the A6 Stockport Road in Longsight that will improve road capacity, reduce congestion and improve walking and cycling in the area.

  • From 2nd February until August 2020
  • Stockport Road between Mitre Road and St John’s Road

Advice for drivers

Once the full works commence (work is currently taking place off the carriageway) delays are expected heading towards Manchester, especially during the peak periods.

Travel before 7.30am, between 10am and 3pm and after 7pm to avoid these delays.

Taking the A34 Birchfields Road could be a quicker alternative during these works.

With bus lanes assisting a fast and frequent 192 bus service along the A6, the bus is a quick, regular (at least every five minutes in peak times) and cheap alternative.

Further journey time information will be updated on this page.

Alternative travel


Avoid the traffic and delays and hop on the train to get you to and from Manchester.

There are fast, frequent and cheap services available seven days a week from Levenshulme, Heaton Chapel and Stockport. Journeys from the Stockport area only take 10 minutes to get into the city centre.


The world famous 192 service connects Manchester to several areas south of the city centre and is a cost effective and quick way of avoiding the disruption. Services run every couple of minutes.

If you're travelling from the Hazel Grove area, there is even a Park and Ride site you can leave the car at for free.

Don’t forget that if you travel from the Longsight or Rusholme areas there is also a fast and frequent 50 service that operates along the A34 Birchfields Road – only a short stroll from the roadworks.

Cycling and Walking

During these works short local trips may be quicker on foot or on your bike! With parking limited in the Longsight area this is a great opportunity to stretch those legs.

Don’t forget if you're cycling along the A6 towards Manchester there are secure cycle hubs where you can leave your bike safely.

Useful Links

We have brought together some links that can help plan your journey