A6 Stockport water pipe replacement

Latest updates

Update: Tuesday 16 November

The A6 water mains renewal has now been completed for this year.

Works will restart again in early 2022.

Please check back on this page closer to the date for the latest updates and travel information.

  • From January 2022
  • A6 Stockport


Starting at the Dialstone Lane junction, the work will progress in phases along the A6 towards Macclesfield Road as United Utilities install the new water pipe.

  • Phase 1: Dialstone Lane to Brook Street
  • Phase 2: Brook Street to Park & Ride

Some side roads may be closed during phases. Local diversion and signs will be in place.

Delays of up to 10 minutes in the morning and evening peak period. Re-time your journey now to avoid a delay to your trip.

Local and shorter journeys may be quicker by walking or cycling.

Walking and cycling

Traffic and travel data highlights than many frequent trips are short in the Stockport area and towards the A6, and a lot of them are less than two miles. That is 30 minutes walking or around ten minutes cycling.

Explore your neighbourhood

The roads surrounding the works may be congested, slow moving and shorter trips in local area's may be quicker by walking and cycling. There is a fantastic new website where you can easily navigate the walking and cycling options from your own home and postcode. Click here for further information.


All bus services will operate during these works, but may be subject to delays at times and some bus stops may be closed/relocated.

There are several stretches of bus lanes along the A6 so bus services can bypass any queuing traffic.

The following services operate along the A6:

  • 192 - serves Manchester City Centre - Stockport - Heaviley - Hazel Grove
  • 199 - serves Manchester Airport - Stockport - Disley - Chapel en le Frith - Buxton

Hazel Grove Park and Ride has over 400 spaces (and its free for all bus customers). Park up and complete your journey by bus.

Some bus operators now have live bus locations on their Apps - So you can find out where your bus is before leaving home, work, the shops!


Stockport and surrounding areas are well served by rail and frequent services can connect you to Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall, Altrincham, Hazel Grove, Peak District stations, Manchester and also local stations including Woodsmoor and Davenport. Check the local rail network map here.

Customers can plan their journey and purchase tickets here.

Some stations also have free car Park and Rides available:

Useful Links

For more information on the scheme, please visit the United Utilities website.