A555 Airport Relief Road updates

As you may know, Carillion was one of the joint contractors on this major project. An update on the progress of the scheme, including a statement about Carillion, can be found on the SEMMS website. Also on this site are summaries of other improvements being made at junctions and on local roads as a result of expected changes in traffic caused by the new road. There are also aerial photos of the scheme at different points on the route, taken in December. Although the official completion date was most recently listed as Spring 2018, the Carillion debacle and other factors, such as the weather, look likely to introduce further delays.

Cycle path: Cheshire East responds

Genni Butler at Cheshire East Council has kindly forwarded my complaint to their highways department. Time will tell if they do anything to improve the situation. Meanwhile, if you have any complaints about road surfaces that you think need reporting then you can use their reporting tool at

Or, you can use CUK’s Fill that Hole app on your phone. If you haven’t tried it then it’s worth a go. It uses your phone’s GPS to record the location, and you can take pictures of the problem as well as describing it. A report is sent to a central database and forwarded automatically to the relevant local authority. I have used it in the past and the pothole in question was mended within about 10 days.

Even more punctures

A further three punctures have now been reported — slow ones, resulting from thorns — bringing the total to 10. Is this a record for a single club run?