Final phase of Northwich Gyratory works to begin June 23

The final phases of construction work to create a permanent gyratory in Northwich begin on June 23.

The scheme will take approximately 14 weeks to complete and is jointly funded by the Department for Transport and Cheshire West and Chester Council.  It will be constructed by AE Yates Ltd.

It follows the completion of the junctions of Chester Way/London Road and Chester Way/Castle Street.

The new contract involves the existing junctions of Chester Way/Crum Hill, Watling Street/Chester Way (The Seafarer) and Watling Street/Dane Street (the Bull Ring) and in that order.

Road layouts will change to reflect the temporary system currently in place and new traffic signals and pedestrian crossings will be installed.

In addition there will be high quality Public Realm materials laid at the Bull Ring to match the stone used in the recently reconstructed surface on Witton Street.

Temporary traffic signals will be in operation for the majority of the works and the resurfacing works will take place at night under road closures.  Details of any proposed road closures will be advertised in advance and nearer the time.

There is likely to be some disruption during construction, but the Council will do its best to mitigate delays whilst maintaining pedestrian, vehicular and business access.

Regular updates on the progress of the scheme will be available on line and via Twitter and Facebook.

Area Highways Manager Richard Flood said: “The gyratory system has been introduced to support the major regeneration of the town centre, notable Barons Quay, Hayhurst Quay and Memorial Court.

“The final phase of construction will involve a link to a computer system to allow the traffic to flow freely in and around Northwich, whilst providing safe crossing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.