Stockport Council has committed to invest £100m to improve roads and footpaths across the borough over a nine year delivery period after LibDems approved the funds when running the Council. This funding will be used to carry out a range of repairs from patching to resurfacing in targeted areas which will provide a long term solution to the deterioration on the highway network.
As part of the programme, Stockport Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works on a section of Torkington Road, Hazel Grove (Offerton Road to Wynchgate Road).
This work is anticipated to commence on the 19th August 2018 for up to 2 weeks, weather permitting, the work will be carried out between 9.00AM to 5.00PM.
During the times stated above it will be necessary to restrict traffic movements on Torkington Road using a temporary road closure notice. These measures are in place to minimise disruption to residents and businesses and to allow safe working operations to take place. As the work progresses it may also be necessary to utilise temporary two way traffic signals at the junction with Offerton Road. The use of the temporary traffic signals at this junction will be restricted to 9.30AM to 3.30PM to minimise the impact to traffic flows in the surrounding area.
Access to properties and businesses in the working area will be maintained where possible however it may be restricted for certain periods as the work progresses.
Signed diversions will be in operation advising of appropriate alternative routes for vehicles affected by the work. The diversion route for vehicles wishing to access Torkington Road is Offerton Road/Marple Road/Stockport Road/Hibbert Lane/Upper Hibbert Lane/Windlehurst Road or Windlehurst Road/Buxton Road/London Road/Torkington Road.
The Council have contacted TFGM (buses) and they will make the necessary arrangements to bus services that will be affected during working times. Although some local disruption is inevitable this will be kept to a minimum by our staff on site.