A6 Stockport water pipe replacement

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Updated: Friday 9 April

Works have begun (and will be ongoing until until early September). United Utilities will undertake water main renewal on the A6 in Stockport.

Bursts at different points on a stretch of water pipe along the A6 have caused several periods of disruption and inconvenience for people in Stockport.

As a result, around 4.5km of water pipe will be replaced in order to provide a stronger network and improve the reliability of water supply.

Please see below advice on how to avoid disruption to your journey.

  • April to September 2021
  • A6 Stockport

Walking šŸš¶ and Cycling šŸš“

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 2 miles.

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.

Driving šŸš—

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

  • Phase 1: Longshut Lane to Bramhall Lane (8-10 weeks)
  • Phase 2: Bramhall Lane to Mile End Lane (3-5 weeks)
  • Phase 3: Mile End Lane to Dialstone Lane (3-5 weeks)
  • Phase 4: Dialstone Lane to Brook Street (4-6 weeks)
  • Phase 5: Brook Street to Park & Ride (4-6 weeks)

Update: From Friday, 9 April through to Tuesday, 13 April the works will be at the Longshut Lane West junction.

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

šŸŸ¢ This page will be updated daily with the latest journey time information, including the periods of the day when its quicker to make a journey. Keep checking back when the work commences.

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

Alternative Transport

Bus šŸšŒ

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

āœ… 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

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

āœ… 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!

Train šŸš‚

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.