Shaping Northwich for future investment

3 September 2013

The landmark development of Northwich’s new Waitrose store on the Hayhurst Quay Marina is near to completion, and more investment is now being made to ensure that the traffic flow around the site is safe and efficient.

In preparation for the store’s expected date of opening on 21 November the Council’s Highways partner, Ringway, will put the final treatment in place in that area – specifically the Chester Way/London Road junction.  Work to resurface the road will start on Monday 9 September and is expected to last eight weeks.  Temporary lights will be in place to support the process.

Cllr Lynn Riley, Executive Member for Localities at Cheshire West and Chester Council, said.  “It’s really exciting to see the Waitrose store getting ready to go live and support our local economy, and offer even more choice to local residents.  We understand the work we have done to improve the road infrastructure for the future investment in the town is disruptive, and I want to thank local residents for their patience as we work to secure Northwich’s future.”

David Watson, Chair of the Weaver Valley Partnership, added: “This work is hugely important in preparing Northwich for its exciting future.  This store, and the other considerable investment in our local economy, will bring new jobs and shopping options for local people, and new visitors to our lovely market town.”

The funding for the work has come from a Department for Transport pinch point grant of £3.4m, with Cheshire West and Chester Council adding £1.5m – seeing a total investment £4.9m into the road infrastructure in Northwich.

Jason Suffolk, Operations Manager for Cheshire West and Chester, wanted to reassure local people about the work saying: “We will deliver this important structural work as quickly and efficiently as possible, and we aim to keep the traffic moving with as little disruption as we can.”