Stockport Council started highway construction works during week commencing 7 January. The work was scheduled to last until April, near the village centre shops on Finney Lane as well as Junction Improvement Works at Finney Lane/ Outwood Road and Finney Lane/ Queensway. This work is as a part of the SEMMMS Mitigation and Complementary Measures scheme and follows a consultation exercise undertaken in 2017 by the Council’s Traffic Services Team.
The proposed highway works include:
Repaving of the footway using conservation paving/ kerb adjacent to 246 – 268 Finney Lane.
Improvement of the street lighting and new gateway street lighting artwork;
Re-arrangement/ installation of bollards along Finney Lane
Construction of improved crossing points with dropped kerb and tactile paving;
Improved car park signing
Refurbishment and relocation of the finger post sign at Outwood Road.
Reconstruction of pedestrian refuge islands at the junctions of Outwood Road/ Finney Lane and Queensway/ Finney Lane (including carriageway widening at Queensway).
Introduction of No Waiting at Any Time (Double Yellow Lines) and refreshing existing road markings.
Improvement of the existing bus stop adjacent to 256-258 Finney Lane.
Some footways will be closed and alternative pedestrian diversion routes signed to enable the contractor to re-pave the footways.
Traffic flows will be maintained throughout the construction period however temporary traffic signals or stop/ go boards will be utilised when necessary to control alternating single direction traffic flows through the work area.