TRAFFIC lights will be set up outside a hospital for a month.

Anyone visiting Leighton Hospital between March 25 and April 26 can expect some disruption as two-way temporary traffic lights are to be put in place outside the main entrance on Smithy Lane.

It comes as part of Cheshire East Council’s North West Crewe Package scheme, a series of highways and junction improvements in the Leighton area.

The works are designed to ease congestion and improve access to the hospital, whilst also supporting new and existing housing developments and bringing opportunities for local businesses to expand.

This will include the construction of a new 2.6km single-carriageway road and seven new roundabouts, as well as the realignment of Smithy Lane and Flowers Lane.

The package also includes the extension of the Connect 2 walking and cycling route connecting the hospital with northwest Crewe.

Northwich Guardian: Map showing the road closure and traffic lightsMap showing the road closure and traffic lights (Image: NHS)

To facilitate the work, Smithy Lane East has been fully closed from the junction of Bradfield Road to the east of the hospital entrance since March 4.

It will remain shut until April 19.

The two-way signals will then be installed on March 25 and remain in place until April 27.

During this time, access to the main hospital car park will be available from A530 Middlewich Road and Smithy Lane West.

There will also be a temporary footway diversion along the east side of Smithy Lane.