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Monday, 1 February 2016

Crewe cyclists to get new safe route with shared cycle/footway

 

Crewe cyclists are to have their own safe cycling route from the town centre to Leighton Hospital with the first phase of the scheme to be started on Saturday February 13.

A section of Bradfield Road in Crewe is to be converted to a shared footway and cycleway to provide an enhanced walking and cycling environment for pedestrians and cyclists.

Cheshire East Council’s highways teams will install the shared use facility between Parkers Road and Minshull New Road in the first phase of the scheme, which will take three weeks to create.

The works have been planned to minimise disruption, with work outside residential premises taking place between Saturday February 13 and Sunday February 21 from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Phase two of the scheme will begin on Monday February 22 and will be focused around the Bradfield Road, Minshall New Road and Flowers Lane roundabout.

That work is expected to take two weeks and will be carried out between 7pm and 6am when traffic volume is at its lowest.

Temporary traffic lights will be in operation to allow the road to remain open and safe for users. The lights will be removed at the end of each shift.

Personnel will be on site to provide help and advice throughout the improvement works and access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

Councillor David Brown, Cabinet member for highways said: "These improvement works will provide an enhanced walking and cycling route for our residents to enjoy. Please bear with us whilst these essential works are completed.”

Anyone requiring further information should contact Cheshire East Highways online at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/highways or by phoning 0300 123 5020.

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