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New 5.5km bypass for Congleton

Bringing economic and social regeneration to Congleton

Our aim is to keep local residents updated on our site progress and planned works

About the project

GRAHAM is a privately owned company with an impressive history built on integrity and responsibility. We have been working in partnership with Cheshire East Council to provide a new 5.5 kilometre (approx) bypass for Congleton.

The Congleton Link Road will join the A534 Sandbach Road (to the west of Congleton) with the A536 Macclesfield Road (to the north of the town), reducing town centre traffic congestion, cutting pollution, and improving air quality in the surrounding areas.

The scheme will bring economic and social regeneration to Congleton by supporting new development sites and improving access to jobs at Radnor Park Industrial Estate and Congleton Business Park. Planning started in 2012, and the new road is due to open in 2020.

Watch latest video (bridge beam lift)

Project updates


  • 30 March - Donation of face masks to NHS charity (facebook)
  • 23 March - Notice of extension to road closures (Letter)
  • 24 January - Notice of Giantswood Lane closure (Letter)
  • 24 January - Giantswood Lane – Motorists Diversion (Map)
  • 24 January - Giantswood Lane – Non-Motorists Diversion (Map)


  • 17 December - Project milestone - bridge beam lift (News Release)
  • 12 November - Bridge beam notification (Letter)
  • 30 May - Chelford Road, notice of intention to start work (Letter)
  • 15 May - Sandy Lane, notice of intention to start work (Letter & Map)
  • 28 February - Ceremonial sod cutting (News Release)
  • 21 January - Parish Council meeting, project overview (Presentation)
  • 10 January - New Year brings start of new road scheme (News Release)
Latest Construction Phase Newsletter

Outline project timeline

  • Ground Investigation works - commenced October 2018
  • Detailed Design - commenced October 2018
  • Utility Diversions commence - January 2019
  • Ecological Management works commence - January 2019
  • Site Compounds established - March 2019
  • Main Earthworks works commence - March 2019
  • Back Lane East, Somerford, complete - June 2019
  • Full Scheme complete - late 2020
View Congleton Link Road plan

Here to help

GRAHAM is a Partner Member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme. This scheme aims to improve the image of the construction industry by following a Code of Considerate Practice, which covers a number of things including site safety and considering the impact of works on the local community. You can find more information about it online

Our site team is always on hand to help. Feel free to make contact at any time should you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us directly:

Alastair Lewis
Project Manager 

Daniel Cawthra  
Stakeholder & Communications Officer 


Cheshire East Council

Find out more about the scheme