Wistaston Green Road-A530 junction in Wistaston

Motorists in Crewe and Nantwich are being warned of more delays as major works begin at a busy Wistaston junction, writes Jonathan White.

Work is due to start today (July 23) at Wistaston Green Road/A530 junction in Wistaston, next to the new ‘Kingfisher Reach’ housing development and the Rising Sun Inn.

Junction works are expected to last for 14 weeks with long delays expected, according to road signs.

Around 150 new homes are being built on the new ‘Kingfisher Reach’ estate on Wistaston Green Road.

The Bellway development will consist of 3,4 and 5-bedroom new homes.

Kingfisher Reach housing estate between A530 and foreground

Meanwhile, work has already started on the new site entrance and footway works on Church Lane in Wistaston in preparation for up to 300 homes  at the new  the Wistaston Brook development.

This Bloor Homes development will consist of 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes.

Work has started after Church Lane was closed for more than two weeks due to a collapsed sewer next to the entrance to the development.

Meanwhile, construction of the new £7 million Crewe Green Roundabout, designed to ease congestion and remove a traffic pinch-point, is nearing its second major milestone.

Towards the end of this month, the scheme will enter its third and final phase and see the link between the roundabout and Hungerford Road and Sydney Road reopened to motorists.

The new roundabout layout will then be in operation, initially with a single lane of traffic to allow for works to continue.

All lanes will open towards the end of phase three, with the roundabout fully open to traffic in November.

Cllr Glen Williams, Cheshire East Council deputy cabinet member for highways and infrastructure, said: “Closing the link between the roundabout and Hungerford Road and Sydney Road has allowed for the construction work to be completed much quicker than would otherwise have been possible and we thank residents and motorists for their patience.

“Regular users of Crewe Green Roundabout will have been able to see the scheme progressing at real pace over the last few weeks, with the site visibly changing on an almost daily basis.

“We look forward to entering into the final phase of the scheme and the new roundabout being fully operational in November.”

The new road layout will see the existing roundabout become more oval shaped.

Traffic lights will be removed and wider junctions created so that traffic can merge from different directions.

Shared cycleways/footways, with crossing points for cyclists and pedestrians, will also be included in the scheme.

For more information about the Crewe Green Roundabout scheme, visit www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/crewegreenroundabout

(Pics courtesy of Jonathan White)

Wistaston Brook - Bloor Homes (1)

Wistaston Brook – Bloor Homes

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