The road is now scheduled to open in “late summer 2018”, for further information please click here.
The temporary closure of the existing A555 from the A34 to Wilmslow Rd (towards Wilmslow Rd) will end on Sunday (17 June). However, this will be immediately followed by a 6 week closure of the same part of the road but in the direction from Wilmslow Rd towards the A34.
Update regarding Carillion Liquidation click here.
The SEMMMS Road has had a number of different names. It is now known, officially, as the “A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road” (A6MARR). It has also been known as the MAELR Route and the A555. In Heald Green we may prefer to call it the “Finney Lane Bypass”!
The road will run from the A6, near “Simpson’s Corner” to the M56 at the Airport. Part of it has been in use for many years, running from a roundabout on the Woodford/Bramhall road to the double roundabout on Wilmslow Rd near the “Waggon & Horses”. The section nearest Heald Green continues from the existing underpass on Wilmslow Rd, across the fields behind Davies Avenue, skirts the South side of Robinson’s greenhouses and crosses the railway near the airport spur to a junction with Styal Rd. From there it will continue to meet up with the line of the existing Ringway Rd, near Shadow Moss Rd and on to the Airport/M56.
The road was due to be opened last Autumn. However, there has been a succession of delays and the latest forecast date for completion is “late Summer 2018”.
We have been pressing for this relief from the traffic which bedevils Heald Green for more years than most. Success is in sight!