A500 closed - highways roadworks sign (pic by Jonathan White)

A number of roadworks on major routes in and around Nantwich have caused traffic chaos in the town.

The main A500 nantwich bypass between Peacock (Crewe Road) and Sainsbury’s (Middlewich Road) roundabouts has been closed today (June 21) for resurfacing.

Cheshire East Council says the works should be completed tomorrow.

Meanwhile, other roadworks on the A51 near Reaseheath College and on the A530 Middlewich Road have compounded the problems.

There are traffic signals in place along Millstone Lane, Hurleston, both ways between Welshmen’s Lane and A51, with speed restrictions of 30mph between Henhill Bridge and Reaseheath roundabout.

This is to allow for repair works to the carriageway, and is due to end on June 29.

And along Middlewich Road, there are two-way traffic signals in place near Hollows Bridge to allow for footway works to be carried out.

These works are due to continue until July 12, according to Cheshire East Council.


  1. Completely agree. I got stuck between the peacock and sainsburys as the workers were just shutting the road. No signs until you actually got to the closure & the sign by the peacock actually had the next day’s date on it!

  2. Approached the roundabout on A51/A530 coming from Chester this morning. All those of us wishing to continue on the A51 were given no prior warning that the A51 would be closed at this point so we all had to circle the roundabout to get intothe lan for the A530. As I am not familiar with this route, there were no diversion signs anywhere, hence I found it difficult to get my bearings in Crewe..and no I don’t have a satnav!

    Would have been helpful if there had been signs prior to the roundabout warning that the A51 was closed and some diversion signs for alternative routes!

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