South side of Sydney Road

Work on the £11 million scheme to replace Sydney Road Bridge in Crewe will continue until the end of June, highways chiefs say.

The later than planned opening is due to poor weather conditions experienced earlier in the year and delays with works carried out by utility companies to divert their services.

Once complete it’s hoped it will resolve a major traffic ‘pinch point’ in the town, on a route serving Leighton Hospital and the Bentley factory.

Cheshire East Council and Network Rail are jointly delivering the scheme on behalf of the authority.

More information will be released over the coming weeks, once the exact opening date is confirmed.

A council spokesperson said: “We would like to reiterate our thanks to residents and motorists for their patience and understanding while the works are being carried out.”

It forms part of a package of works in the north of Crewe, which also includes the Crewe Green Roundabout upgrade.

Sydney Road Bridge has been replaced with a new, wider structure capable of taking two-way traffic.

It will include a shared cycleway and footway over the bridge, a signal-controlled pedestrian crossing and an improved cycle path along Sydney Road.

(Pic: Construction works at the south side of Sydney Road)

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