7:30am Wednesday 4th September 2013
By Gina Bebbington
ROADWORKS are about to start in Northwich town centre to complete a part of the gyratory before a new supermarket opens.
Work will begin at the junction of Chesterway and London Road, near the new Waitrose store, on Monday, September 9, and is expected to last eight weeks.
Temporary traffic lights will be in place while the roadworks are carried out by Cheshire West and Chester Council’s (CWAC) highways partner Ringway.
David Watson, chairman of the Weaver Valley Partnership, said: “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.”
Funding for the roadworks, which include resurfacing, is from a Department of Transport Pinch Point grant of £3.4million plus £1.5million from CWAC.
Clr Lynn Riley, Cheshire West and Chester Council’s executive member for localities, said: “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.”
Jason Suffolk, CWAC’s operations manager, said: “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.”
The new Waitrose is expected to open on November 21.
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