wellington road closure all week

The closure of a busy road in and out of Nantwich which is causing traffic chaos at peak times, is set to remain closed until Friday.

Wellington Road, by Station View, has been closed to all traffic and pedestrians since the weekend.

SP Energy Networks is behind the closure, but it’s not clear exactly what works are being carried out.

The firm owns the electricity transmission and distribution network across Cheshire.

The full closure has been allowed by Cheshire East highways, running from November 17 to 23.

A major diversion is sending thousands of vehicles around back through the town on London Road, and on the south side via Peter de Stapleigh Way.

It’s led to long queues for frustrated drivers at peak morning and evening times.

On the Cheshire East Council “One.Network” website which lists road closures, it simply says “Utility Repair and Maintenance Works”.

The closure even sparked a row on a local community Facebook group, with some complaining that angry motorists were moving cones and driving through the closure.

A spokesperson for SP Energy Networks said: “Due to a cable fault, the road was closed while our engineers attended the site to complete repairs.

“Access has since been fully restored. We always work to minimise disruption and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

(pic from Nantwich Community FB)


  1. Moan moan moan
    Get on your bike or just walk

  2. Nantwich Roads are an absolute disaster recently. It takes 30 minutes to get from one side of town to the other in rush hour. I also find myself stuck in traffic in the middle of the day recently.

    The roads aren’t built for this many drivers. We’re constantly building houses without any upgrades to the roads.

  3. Duane Woolley says:

    Diversion down London road? I don’t think so, most vehicles seem to be driving down Shrewbridge road. At times times it’s been quite dangerous, vehicles driving on the pavement and a lot of hooting of horns. Having walked down Wellington road I don’t understand why they were allowed to close it for such a small amount of work. It could have been achieved with a set of traffic lights. Certainly would have been less chaos. Also there were no workmen in sight. Shambles!

  4. It’s the norm with people todays worker’s.
    Back in my days mobile phones didn’t exist.
    Work was the item for the day eight o’clock till five o’clock.

    • Luxury. Back in my say we used to have to get up out of the shoebox at twelve o’clock at night, and LICK the road clean with our tongues. We had half a handful of freezing cold gravel, worked twenty-four hours a day at the mill for fourpence every six years, and when we got home, our Dad would slice us in two with a bread knife.

      You try telling the youth of day that and they won’t believe you

  5. I was totally unsurprised after walking into town on Saturday to see the usual scene – 7 people on the job, 1 in a shallow hole and the other 6 watching or playing on their mobile phones. No wonder this is a six or seven day job. Sunday – nobody in sight. Work does not even seem to be encroaching on the road, were traffic lights not an option?.

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