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Thursday 15 January 2015

Cheshire East Highways completes road makeover in a single day


A main highway got a full makeover in just one day after a fuel spillage damaged the road surface.

About 200 metres of the A534 Old Mill Road in Sandbach had to be replaced after a collision between an HGV and car on Monday afternoon (January 12).

The accident, which happed close to traffic lights at the junction with The Hill, damaged the lorry’s fuel tank and caused diesel to spill out over the carriageway, dissolving the binding agent in the tarmac.

Cheshire East Highways sprang into action at 7am the following morning, removing and relaying 1,500 square metres of road surface and also replacing road markings, cats’ eyes and traffic signal detector loops.

They also removed a damaged sign, pruned back trees, picked litter, swept and cleaned the roadway and gulleys, and adjusted ironwork.

The work was completed by the evening but the road remained closed overnight on Tuesday/Wednesday because of the daily 8pm closure for works to improve Junction 17 of the M6.

Councillor David Topping, Cheshire East’s Cabinet member for service commissioning, thanked motorists for their patience while the road remained closed in both directions.

Councillor Topping added: “Cheshire East Highways and its contractors carried out these repairs as quickly as possible to keep disruption to a minimum.

“I should like to pay tribute to all those who worked extremely hard to ensure that the resurfacing could be completed in a single day.”

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