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Bluemoon
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Bluemoon
Re: Bypass
4th August 2008 at 5:57AM
sundave Wrote:

i usually walk on the kerbside of the pavement and risk having my head knocked off by a passing wing mirror on a truck or bus,why can't they mount the bloody things higher up on the cab


LOL - I have often wondered how this can get past the H&S police as I have nearly been decapitated many times by bus / truck wing mirrors.
It also annoys me that I have to duck under overhanging trees along the pavements!
I think is a conspircy against over 6 footers...!
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vege
Drifter
Re: Bypass
10th October 2008 at 9:35AM
does no-one in favour of the by-pass ,as it is proposed,will provide a short cut for the airport/m56/m6.this will increase traffic through the grove,so we'be worse off than we are now.
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Rachel
Drifter
Re: Bypass
30th October 2008 at 6:39AM
A new road could, as some people have pointed out increase traffic and bring its own problems. If this happens then would we left with 2 problematic and conjested roads. WOuld it not be better to try and improve the road we do have rather then create a new one in the hope that the problems will go away
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Grover65
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Grover65
Re: Bypass
31st October 2008 at 5:39PM
Guest Wrote:

A new road could, as some people have pointed out increase traffic and bring its own problems. If this happens then would we left with 2 problematic and conjested roads. WOuld it not be better to try and improve the road we do have rather then create a new one in the hope that the problems will go away


You might be right, but at this moment I don't understand how the A6 would become a short-cut to the airport or wherever, and become more congested. Can you explain further please?
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Rachel
Drifter
Re: Bypass
11th November 2008 at 4:01PM
I personally did not say that the bypass would become a shortcut to the airport (though wouldnt the proposed route go near (please correct me if im wrong because i am not at all sure)). However if supporters want the bypass to relieve conjestion does building a new road really solve that problem? If you take cars off the A6 they have to go somewhere else which would obviously be the bypass. This only moves the problem not solve it. Conjestion would then most likely be focused to the bypass junctions which has the potential to cause as many problems for people in hazel grove as the current A6. Not only would it effect people in hazel grove it would also extend the problem to surrounding areas where the bypass is propsed to go through. A bypass may also encourage more people to pass through hazel grove thinking it will be quicker then their present route (possibly people who may have avoided the a6 in the past and have found suitable alternative routes)which would increase traffic. I also do not believe that the a6 would be free from problems and conjestion even with the bypass as it would still be a necessary route for many people and needed by the shops which line the a6 for the trade. Two large roads would increase pollution and have enviromental impact in Hazel grove even if everythign possible was done to minimise it. Not only that but the building of the bypass would cause large disruption and building wont be quick. I know many people will disagree but as a 16year old hopeing to live in Hazel grove when i'm older i hope i never see the bypass built.
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Adamski
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Adamski
Re: Bypass
11th November 2008 at 7:23PM
I admit our bypass seems to be years away but Alderley Edge have been given the go-ahead for theirs. Planned to start next January going from the end of the present A34 going round the Chelford side of Alderley Edge coming back onto the A34 opposite Astra Zeneca.

That will make a big difference to them with all the through traffic for AZ, Congleton and the M6 not going through the village. They reckon it will take 2 years to complete.

If they did a little bit on the A555 by completing the section from the old A34 through to Manchester Airport, this 2 mile stretch would empty the road through Heald Green. That place is nose to tail during rush hour and weekends.

I would be happy to see the bypass starting as would other people who's roads are used as rat-runs to avoid the A6 etc. Imagine driving to the Airport, quick nip down to Brookside garden centre and then dual carridgeway all the way across. Better than heading through Bramhall, Cheadle Hulme and then Heald Green with all those lights.
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vege
Drifter
Re: Bypass
19th November 2008 at 3:31PM
as i understand,the planned route starts at the m60 at bredbury,goes thro'the grove to poynton,then on to the exsisting by-pass thento the airport and then the m56.thus attracting more traffic from north manchester and yorkshire
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Adamski
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Adamski
Re: Bypass
20th November 2008 at 5:43AM
Guest Wrote:

as i understand,the planned route starts at the m60 at bredbury,goes thro'the grove to poynton,then on to the exsisting by-pass thento the airport and then the m56.thus attracting more traffic from north manchester and yorkshire


The traffic from North Manchester and Yorkshire would stay on the M60 though to get to the airport. Why come off at Bredbury and go onto a 2 lane road with roundabouts when you can use the M60/M56 and continue driving at 70mph. The traffic that would use it though is stuff coming down the A6 from Derbyshire and would then go east or west on the bypass rather than straight up the A6 to get on the M60 at the Pyramid.
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ire
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ire
Re: Bypass
25th November 2008 at 9:56AM
Perhaps Coun Hogg could update us all on the latest position with regard to the "ongoing discussions" between the DoT and the various Councils re the funding of this project?

Personally I dont see how the route will bring further traffic into the Village - as a previous poster said, vehicles coming from M60 at Bredbury will stay on the motorway to get to the airport. What we need immediately is the link to Poynton and the A555 that will take much of the traffic from Derbyshire away. Unless something happens to reduce the neverending roar on the A6 our local shops will continue to shut until we have nothing left but fast food and pound/charity shops!
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Altern
Drifter
Re: Bypass
25th November 2008 at 1:11PM
Bypass looks like it will get the go ahead now.

Woopee :)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/7748745.stm

A new road link between Manchester Airport and Hazel Grove will go ahead once regional funding has been secured, the government has said.

The road will link the M56 Airport Spur, the A555 at Heald Green and the A6 at Hazel Grove, bypassing Poynton.

The scheme is part of a government plan to fast-track public projects as a way of boosting the economy.

Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon pledged 165m of government cash - but local partners must commit to the scheme.

Mr Hoon said: "I am making this 165m available to unblock a scheme which has for too long languished on engineering drawing boards and to galvanise regional and local partners into considering how together we can make this happen.

"I look forward to working with the region to seize this opportunity."

The link road is part of the original South East Manchester Multi Modal Study (SEMMS) road scheme, also known as the South East Manchester Relief Road scheme.

It was cancelled by the government last year, after the Department for Transport said it was not within budget.
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