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Congleton Link Road: latest on road closures and diversions

GRAHAM, the Principal Contractor working on behalf of Cheshire East Council to deliver the Congleton Link Road Project, are now publishing traffic updates in this report via their website.

Because these works may affect journeys to school as the new term starts, we are including them here too:


Sandbach Road, Astbury

Overnight road closures will be in place between the hours of 8.00 pm and 5.00 am to enable the final surfacing of the new Sandbach Road junction.

Start Date: 1 September 2020
Planned Completion Date: 3 September 2020


Back Lane (West), Somerford

The closure will permit the construction of Back Lane (West), including two new roundabouts. There is no access to through traffic along this section of Back Lane, with access to the playing fields being maintained via Holmes Chapel Road.

Date Started: 2 September 2019
Planned Completion Date: Late 2020

Sandy Lane, between A54 Holmes Chapel Road and A534 Sandbach Road, Somerford

The closure will enable the construction of the mainline carriageway and the new Sandbach Road and Holmes Chapel Road junctions. Sandy Lane will re open to pedestrians and cyclists when the above works are completed but will remain closed to vehicles.

Date Started: 28 May 2019
Planned Completion Date: Late 2020


Macclesfield Road, Eaton

Temporary traffic lights will be in place 24 hours a day to allow works to tie in the new Macclesfield Road junction to the existing carriageway.

Date Started 15 June 2020
Planned Completion Date: 2 October 2020

Holmes Chapel Road, Somerford

Temporary traffic lights will be in place 24 hours a day to enable works to construct the new Holmes Chapel Road junction.

Start Date: 14 September 2020
Planned Completion Date: 30 October 2020

For details of all road closures or to keep up-to-date with the project, please visit: