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Alderley Edge Bypass

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Alderley Edge Bypass
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Railway Bridge over Melrose Way (A34) (C) David Dixon - Geograph - 3457405.jpg
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County
Cheshire
Scheme Type
Bypass
Opening Date
19th November 2010
Cost
£52m
Contractor
Birse Civils
On road(s)
A34

The Alderley Edge Bypass is a 3 mile bypass on the A34 of the town of Alderley Edge in Cheshire. Early plans for a bypass were considered as early as the 1920s, it was nearly 90 years later in 2010 when it finally opened. The route eventually constructed was an S2 road, connecting with two roundabouts at either end on the existing route and with no intermediate junctions. The bypass was named 'Melrose Way' in honour of Margaret Melrose who tirelessly campaigned for the bypass during her time as a councillor since the 1960s.

As a result of the bypass, the northern end of the A535 and part of the former route was renumbered as B5359, presumably to encourage traffic heading for Holmes Chapel and the M6 to use the new bypass and A537. A short stretch of the former route in the town centre was numbered as an extension of the B5087 with the remaining route to the south becoming unclassified.



Videos

Stobart Rail - Alderley Edge - Time Lapse

Alderley Edge - 30m span new bridge construction to accommodte line passing over new by-pass.

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Checking out the new Alderley Edge bypass (A34)

Ethel the 3500S celebrates passing her 125000th mile by sprinting up the new A34 - pity about the other cars getting in the way!

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