Bramhall Lane Highway Scheme

Closes 12 Feb 2023

Opened 25 Jan 2023

Overview

We have drafted highways proposals for the Bramhall Lane corridor between Blossoms Street and Windsor Street which aim to support sustainable travel choices and improve safety whilst maintaining and managing the performance of our existing transport network.

This proposed scheme would be paid for by the Government’s City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) and Transforming Cities Funding. These are national investment funds to improve local transport networks, access for local businesses and organisations, and to help residents get to amenities in their communities.

An element of the fund is allocated to ‘Bus Pinch Point’ schemes. These are schemes that aim to reduce bus travel time at known points of congestion and improve safety for bus users. The scheme for Bramhall Lane comprises upgrades to bus stops, pedestrian improvements to improve access to bus stops, such as a new controlled crossing and junction narrowings, and new parking restrictions to reduce congestion caused by parked vehicles.

The proposals include:

Bramhall Lane between the Adswood Lane East and Cale Green junctions:

  • A footway build out to reduce vehicle speeds when turning left from Bramhall Lane into Adswood Lane East and provide a shorter crossing distance for pedestrians.
  • Revised waiting restrictions and bollards to prevent motorists parking their vehicles on the new widened footway or on and adjacent to existing footways where widths are restricted, blocking the footway for pedestrians.
  • New ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restrictions on the western side of Bramhall Lane from Adswood Lane East to the Cale Green junction.
  • New ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restrictions on the eastern side of Bramhall Lane from Adswood Lane East to the existing ‘School Keep Clear’ road marking.
  • A footway build out at the Cale Green junction to reduce vehicle speeds when turning left from Bramhall Lane into Cale Green and to provide a shorter crossing distance for pedestrians.

Bramhall Lane / Beech Road junction:

  • A new Toucan (traffic signal-controlled crossing for pedestrians and cyclists) on Bramhall Lane, close to the junction with Beech Road to provide a direct link for pedestrians and cyclists into and through Hallam Park.
  • Beech Road to become one way westbound from Bramhall Lane to Heath Road. The one way westbound will remove the existing conflicts caused by the restricted visibility turning out of Beech Road onto Bramhall Lane and remove any potential conflict that may have resulted from the proposed crossing being located close to the side road junction. A new footway build out will be provided to accommodate the shared footway and Toucan. This will also assist in enforcing the one way.
  •  Existing bus stop located between the Hallam Park entrance and No. 175 Bramhall Lane to be extended and relocated north to accommodate the new Toucan crossing. The parking bay outside No. 175 Bramhall Lane to be revoked. The bus shelter will remain in its existing location so as not to impact No. 175 Bramhall Lane.

Bramhall Lane to A6 Buxton Road via Hallam Park and Hallam Street:

  • Cycling to be permitted on the existing 3m footpath through Hallam Park.
  • Dropped kerbs and tactile paving to be provided along Hallam Street to improve the route between Bramhall Lane and the A6 Buxton Road for pedestrians.

We would like to hear your views on the proposals, and specifically to what extent you agree or disagree with them.

Please view the proposals and provide your feedback via the link at the bottom of this page. The consultation is running until 12th February 2023.

We also invite you to join us at our drop-in event to view and discuss the proposals:

  • Monday 6th February, 3:30-7pm; Parish Rooms, St George’s Church (between A6 and Bramhall Lane), SK2 6NU

All responses to this consultation will be considered as part of the scheme development process prior to any implementation. Due to the anticipated volume of responses, please be aware we may not be able to enter detailed correspondence with individuals about points raised.

Delivery of the scheme is subject to approval and funding being agreed by the Government’s City Regional Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) scheme. If approved and awarded funding, the scheme would be delivered in the 2023/24 financial year (to March 2024).

For future updates on this scheme and to find out more about active travel across Stockport, visit www.stockport.gov.uk/topic/cycling-and-walking-in-stockport.

If you would like hard copy information and/or response forms, or to discuss any of the above, please contact the team by phone on 0161 217 6043 or email at walkcycle@stockport.gov.uk.

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