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Roads and transport A6 Stockport Road pinch point relief scheme


From February 3 until summer 2020, work is taking place to widen a section of the A6 Stockport Road northbound between Mitre Road and St John’s Road to accommodate an additional lane. This will reduce congestion in this area by allowing vehicles to bypass other vehicles waiting to turn right into Kirkmanshulme Lane to the Inner Relief Road.


When the work is complete, it will bring improved:

  • travel time for motorists, cyclists and bus users, especially during morning, afternoon and evening traffic peaks
  • access to local residential areas and local businesses
  • safety for cyclists and pedestrians
  • access to Longsight Library and Longsight Health Centre.

Summary of our plans

Congestion reduction

Widening of the A6 Stockport Road northbound between Mitre Road and St John’s Road to accommodate an additional lane, and increase the capacity of the right turn onto Kirkmanshulme Lane to the Inner Relief Road.
Existing ‘No waiting at any time’ and ‘No loading’ signs will be repositioned to suit the new kerb realignment

Relocation of existing puffin crossing

This will be moved to a new position closer to Mitre Road, where there will be better visibility. The new location will be in the direct path of any pedestrians coming from the main district centre, Asda or Mitre Road who wish to cross to the bus stops

Segregated cycle track

A segregated cycle track between Mitre Road and St John’s Road that will be physically separated from other vehicles to provide a clear and convenient route for cyclists. The proposed cycle track would create a separated cycle corridor to improve safety and reduce conflict between motor vehicles and cyclists.

Relocation of bus stand on southbound side (away from the city centre)

On the south side of Stockport Road, the existing bus stand will be relocated to accommodate the new puffin crossing

Street lighting

The existing lighting columns will be relocated to suit the new kerb line.

Download a detailed plan

If you wish to comment on this scheme, please email

This scheme is part funded by the Greater Manchester Growth Deal.

A visualisation of what Stockport Road will look like in the near future

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