Cheshire East Council is to carry out highway improvements on a key route in Nantwich to improve the condition of the road and to boost pedestrian safety.
From Sunday 25 March, Cheshire East’s highways teams will improve pedestrian and road safety through an upgrade of the zebra crossings, resurfacing and new road markings.
The improvements will be carried out on Station Road and Prachitts Row and the majority of the work will be completed before Easter weekend and before the start of the Nantwich Jazz Festival, after which work will continue at Millstone Lane, with resurfacing and lining.
To maximise use of the closure, maintenance activities will be coordinated alongside the resurfacing. Pavement works, barrier repairs, sign repairs and gully cleaning will take place in accordance with Cheshire East’s approach to ‘total’ road enhancement. This approach aims to minimise future maintenance visits and limit closures and disruption.
Paul Traynor, Cheshire East’s strategic commissioning manager for highways, said: “This is a busy area of Nantwich, with pedestrians using it as one of the main routes into the town, along with two supermarkets, local businesses and the train station – so the zebra crossing upgrades will help to make it more pedestrian friendly.
“Enhancing the safety for pedestrians and drivers on Cheshire East roads is of paramount importance to us and the resurfacing and relining work will improve the condition of the road.
“We are advising people to plan their journeys accordingly and I would like to thank them in advance for their patience.”
The council intends to minimise disruption as much as possible. Temporary signals will be in place on Station Road and Prachitts Row between 25 March and 29 March between 9.30am and 3.30pm and road closures will take place on three separate evenings. This will enable highways teams to carry out carriageway resurfacing and lining safely, while access to properties and emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.
The work will involve road closures to protect the safety of members of the public and workforce. Signed diversions will be in place and diversion routes can be found online at www.roadworks.org
Local residents and businesses have been notified and access arranged around the works. Staff will be on hand to provide help and advice as the first point of contact for members of the public.
Keep up to date with the latest developments from site via the @CECHighways twitter account and online at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/highways
Any queries can also be directed to the council’s customer contact centre on 0300 1235020