Road to remain closed to avoid delays to opening of £90m pound link road

Sandy Lane in Congleton is set to remain closed for a little longer to ensure the new link road can be completed on time.

The delays to this section, due to significant wet weather over the last six months, with 186mm of rain against an average of 64mm in July alone, alongside unforeseen sewerage network and utility diversion issues, will see access to vehicles prohibited on Sandy Lane until autumn 2020.

It is anticipated that cyclists and pedestrians will be able to use the route again from Easter 2020.

Sandy Lane is closed to enable the construction of roundabouts at Sandbach Road and Holmes Chapel Road, with this work starting once utility diversions have been completed.

Deputy leader of Cheshire East Council, Councillor Craig Browne, said: “This is a key element to the construction of Congleton’s new link road, with the roundabouts ensuring that the link road is connected in the area.

“I would like to thank all those affected by the inconvenience of this closure for their patience while we deliver this ambitious £90m infrastructure programme.”

Residents who have concerns about this scheme can visit: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/congletonlinkroad for more information and contact details of the community engagement officer.   

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