Delivering the new £53m Poynton Relief Road


Project Overview

About the project

    Continuing our relationship with Cheshire East Council, we were awarded the £26.5m Poynton Relief Road contract. The programme involved the creation of a 3.5km long, two-way single carriageway road. We were also responsible for the upgrade of two off-site junctions at Adlington Crossroads and Bonis Hall Lane, both of which are situated along the A523 London Road.

    Additional features include cycleway and footway facilities, two new accommodation overbridges, and balancing ponds for drainage.

    As a central component of the South East Manchester Multi-Modal strategy, the project relieves the existing Poynton town traffic and improve connectivity between Macclesfield, Stockport, Manchester Airport and the wider area.

    The scheme also delivered a range of complementary measures on the A523 London Road to Macclesfield, that address road safety and congestion while mitigating wider environmental impacts from traffic.

      Poynton Project Gallery

      “I want to thank and congratulate our highways team and the contractors, GRAHAM, for delivering this project on time and on budget. This new road will bring about considerable change and relief for residents in Poynton. The council has an outstanding record in delivering major infrastructure projects and the Poynton Relief Road is another example of our commitment to improving the quality of life for our residents through reduced traffic and improved air quality."

      Councillor Craig Browne, deputy leader of Cheshire East Council

      “We’re delighted to have completed the new Poynton Relief Road and very excited to see it open to the public in March. The scheme has been a fantastic collaboration between our highways team, Cheshire East Council and many other stakeholders and I’d like to thank everyone involved for their hard work throughout the programme."

      Alastair Lewis, Contracts Director - GRAHAM