Road closure A51 Wardle

Motorists are being warned of long diversions and disruption with the closure of the busy A51 at Wardle near Nantwich for up to 16 WEEKS.

The closure announced by Cheshire East Council is for major repair work to the road.

The work will begin on August 31 and involve a stretch of 750 metres between the Texaco petrol station and the lights for Boughey Distribution.

It involves carriageway reconstruction, a new drainage system and safety barrier replacement.

A Cheshire East Council spokesman said: “Unfortunately, it will be necessary to close the road completely for the safety of the public and workforce for the duration of the works.

“We apologise for the disruption this will cause.

“We are working with the local community to minimise this disruption as much as possible and signage will be placed out in advance of the works commencing.”

During the 16-week closure, the section of road will also be resurfaced with new kerbs and gullies installed.

“We thank our residents and road users in advance for their patience and ask them to allow extra time for their journeys and follow the planned diversion routes,” added the spokesman.

“Highways personnel will be stationed on site to facilitate access to businesses during normal working hours.

“The emergency services are aware of the planned closure and the diversion arrangements that will be put in place for emergency vehicles.”

More information about the scheme can be found online:


  1. Diversion route signage is very poor at four lanes junction du or diverted route alternative to Nantwich. Quite confusing No signage up also to say 16 wk duration . Fully appreciate the concerns of non car users who must be having a nightmare

  2. Veronica Jordan says:

    I have raised this with Cheshire East Council nearly fortnight back, as I live Wardle area, but as per usual, nothing back from them. No doubt they will contact me after the road works have commence, or indeed, after they have finished. I also voiced my concerns over the 84 bus route, with Cheshire East Highways team who brought the notices around a week ago and they said they are in discussion with Arriva. However, my concern is same as yours, as workers do come to Green Lane industrial estate and neighbours are reliant on the 84 bus to get out and about for shopping, work, to/from school, college etc. Not everyone has a car to get around.

  3. I do realise the work is essential but what happens to the people that rely on the bus for work college school etc. People that drive can find another route but people that do rely on the bus are knackered

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