SOOT Hill is finally reopening.

The Anderton road has been shut for almost two years following a landslip, causing significant damage.

Extensive repairs have taken place and the road is today (October 27) going to open back up to motorists.

A Cheshire West and Chester Council spokesperson said: “Soot Hill is due to reopen this afternoon.

“There will be some additional work on Monday 30 October that requires temporary traffic management for 30 minutes.

“Work is also scheduled for the street lighting at the beginning of December.”

The landslip happened on December 28, 2021, and an emergency road closure was immediately put in place.

Damage was caused to a “substantial retaining wall” which dates back to the 1800s.

Since then, various scans, surveys and investigations have taken place before repair work began in March of this year.

It is understood the road will reopen at around 4pm on Friday (October 27).

Northwich town councillor Lee Siddall said: “I'm delighted to bring some fantastic news

“Following a two-year closure due to a landslide, the much-awaited reopening of Soot Hill will finally happen today.

“I believe it will be between 3.30pm and 4pm and I believe a ribbon cutting will be performed by one of the resident’s daughters.

“This marks the end of a challenging period for many residents and I'm so glad to see the issue resolved.”