Improvement work in Congleton to continue into 2018

Work is getting underway on the next stage of a £1million scheme in Congleton.

The first phase installing decorative paving on Swan Bank was completed at the weekend, allowing it to be reopened in time to meet the six week target.

A month long scheme to upgrade traffic signals at the junction of Mountbatten Way, Market Street and Worrall Street is now underway, to enable signal timings to be altered in line with changing traffic flows.

Mountbatten Way remains open, but drivers are being warned of delays at peak times.

Work is also continuing to improve the pedestrian areas around Duke Street, Market Street, Victoria Street and Bridge Street, with new road surfacing, ornamental planting and paving.

It is aimed at making the area more pleasant and appealing for shoppers, visitors and traders.

Cheshire East Council says it will support traders who may be affected by disruption the work will cause, and it has made contingency plans to ensure Christmas festivities and the Remembrance Day Parade in November can go ahead.

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