Post Tagged with: "highways"

Street light left in busy Wistaston road is “safe”, say highways bosses

Street light left in busy Wistaston road is “safe”, say highways bosses

A street light left in a busy Wistaston road by developers is still there – despite council bosses pledging it would be removed “as a matter of urgency” two weeks ago.

Now a local pro-cycling group has hit out at Cheshire East highways, who say they are “satisfied” the light has been safely cordoned off.

Street light left in middle of busy road in Wistaston

Street light left in middle of busy road in Wistaston

Engineers have widened a road and built a new pavement in Wistaston – but forgot to move a street light while doing it!

Now baffled residents in the village near Nantwich have called on Cheshire East Council to shed some light on the embarrassing bungle.

Double yellow lines plan for Western Avenue in Nantwich

Double yellow lines plan for Western Avenue in Nantwich

Double yellow lines look set to be introduced along Western Avenue after a series of complaints about parking on the Nantwich street.

Cheshire East Council is proposing the move to have “no waiting at any time” on a section of the avenue close to the junction with Brine Road.

October 14, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Ringway Jacobs lands Cheshire East Council highways contract

Ringway Jacobs lands Cheshire East Council highways contract

Ringway Jacobs has landed a £600 million contract from Cheshire East Council to continue managing its highways service across the borough.

The council approved the award of a new contract to deliver highways services for up to 15 years.

September 6, 2018 1 comment Business, Business
Highways workers fill in drains as well as potholes in Nantwich

Highways workers fill in drains as well as potholes in Nantwich

Ham-fisted highways workers have filled in two potholes in Nantwich – along with most of the drainage covers next to them!

These pictures show how clumsy workers filled in the potholes at the side of a busy Nantwich road, and ended up covering most of the adjacent drainage lids.

Cheshire East roads could get worse next winter, councillor fears

Cheshire East roads could get worse next winter, councillor fears

By Stephen Topping
Roads across South Cheshire could get a whole lot worse next winter.

That’s the warning from Cheshire East Council Conservative Cllr George Walton who says not enough work has been done to patch up the borough’s roads after last winter.

Cheshire East Council will not change roads repair strategy despite criticism

Cheshire East Council will not change roads repair strategy despite criticism

By Stephen Topping
The councillor in charge of Cheshire East’s roads insists their approach to repairing potholes is “the right way forward”.

Cllr Don Stockton believes engineers should be sent out to conduct structural repairs in a preventative way, rather than repair potholes as and when they need filling.

95% of pothole compensation claims rejected, says Cheshire East Council

95% of pothole compensation claims rejected, says Cheshire East Council

Cheshire East Council road chiefs say there has been a “sharp decline” in compensation claims for pothole damage – and that 95% of claims are rejected.

They also believe the decline is due to the authority’s “co-ordinated and robust evidence-based approach to prevention, as well as repairs”.

Cheshire East highways bosses boost pothole repair team to tackle problem

Cheshire East highways bosses boost pothole repair team to tackle problem

Highways chiefs in Cheshire East have almost doubled the number of pothole repair teams in a bid to tackle the rapid rise in road defects.

Drivers are faced with hundreds of potholes on many journeys around Crewe and Nantwich, with major roads also badly affected.

February 14, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich residents voice anger over potholes plaguing roads

Nantwich residents voice anger over potholes plaguing roads

Angry residents have called on action from Cheshire East highways to fix the growing tide of potholes plaguing the streets of Nantwich.

Highways bosses claim the weather conditions have caused the “increase in the number of potholes” this winter.

January 23, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Mooning gnomes in Wistaston make Christmas Grotto comeback

Mooning gnomes in Wistaston make Christmas Grotto comeback

EXCLUSIVE
Cheeky mooning gnomes in Wistaston who made international headlines, have made a Christmas comeback!

This family of friendly characters have taken up residence outside gnome fan Laurence Perry’s home on Westfield Drive.

December 16, 2017 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Wistaston
Call for action after spate of accidents at busy Stapeley junctions

Call for action after spate of accidents at busy Stapeley junctions

Stapeley councillors are calling for action at two busy road junctions in Nantwich after a series of accidents in recent weeks.

There have been a number of incidents at the traffic lights junctions of Newcastle Road/Elwood Way and further along where Elwood Way meets A51 London Road and Peter de Stapleigh Way.

November 7, 2017 1 comment Environment, Incident, News, Stapeley, Village News
Fallen trees and flooding but South Cheshire escapes Storm Aileen

Fallen trees and flooding but South Cheshire escapes Storm Aileen

Storm Aileen blew through South Cheshire overnight, causing trees to fall and roads to flood.

But Nantwich and surrounding areas escaped lightly with little structural damage, says Cheshire East Council.

September 13, 2017 0 comments Environment, Incident, News, Village News