Transport bosses say the full opening of the Manchester Airport Relief Road has been delayed - blaming too much rain.
The £300 million bypass, which runs from the A6 in Hazel Grove to the M56 via the existing A555 in Bramhall, was scheduled to be fully open in November.
But this date was pushed back to early 2018, and after further complications caused by the British weather, is now said to be spring next year.
It is the latest twist in a long-running saga that saw the three councils involved, Stockport, Manchester and Cheshire East, approve plans for the road in early 2014.
Other problems the road has faced are a public inquiry and more recently potential danger from golf balls at the sixth hole. The possibility balls could hit cars on the link between the A6 and the bypass meant a planning application for giant protective nets needed planning permission before work could continue.
The first section of the relief road will be opened to traffic after Easter.
A section between Yew Tree Avenue and Norbury Hollow Road, in Hazel Grove, will be used while construction work on the A6 bus bridge takes place.
The existing A6 will still be open to pedestrians and cyclists and access to homes and businesses maintained.
The chief executive of Cheshire East Council has been suspended.
The council say the suspension is a 'neutral act taken in the interests of both the council and the chief executive'. An independent investigation is underway.
The leader of Cheshire East Council is expected to announce his resignation on Wednesday at midday.
It is rumoured that Mike Jones told members of the Conservative Party on Tuesday evening that he intended to quit.
The demands of a prudish aristocrat, that made one Cheshire town more dangerous for pedestrians, are about to be undone.
Knutsford's pavements were made deliberately narrow, back in the 18th Century, because the wealthy woman who paid for them didn't want couples walking arm-in-arm.
They've stayed like for more two hundred and twenty years, but now they'll be widened to make them safer.
Critics say it'll spoil the town's character as Ashley Derricott reports:
The narrow pavements of a Cheshire town, built to stop romantic walks between couples in the 18th Century, are to be torn-up and widened.
King Street in Knutsford was paved, more than 220 years ago, thanks to the funding of a local aristocrat. She ordered the pavements be narrowed to ensure no-one could walk arm-in-arm.
Those restricted walkways endured through the 19th and 20th Centuries, but will not survive the 21st. The local council says the street must now be made accessible to everyone.
Cheshire East Council has urged residents to be on their guard after a Council Tax ‘refund’ scam.
Emails claiming that residents are eligible for a Council Tax refund ask for confidential bank and credit card details and passwords.
The email also suggests an association with local government.
The Council is warning potential victims not give out bank or credit card details, as this potentially gives fraudsters access to their cash.
Councillor Peter Raynes, Cheshire East Cabinet member in charge of finance, said:
“This is a total scam. We are warning residents not to get sucked into filling in forms and giving away financial or personal information to unscrupulous conmen.
“Unfortunately, some people may be taken in. However, Cheshire East Council never texts or emails residents in this way to request personal or financial information.”
He concluded: “We have alerted Cheshire police to this issue and would urge people to be vigilant. If you receive this scam email you should delete it and not complete the form and contact the police.”