The Council has received the following statement from Network Rail regarding the mayor roadworks in the town associated with the 'Manchester Bridge' that links Macon Way and Hungerford Road to the town centre.
“Network Rail is aware of complaints from patrons and customers from the Grand Junction Retail Park regarding vehicles experiencing long waiting times to exit the retail park. We are taking this very seriously and in consultation with Cheshire East Council Highways Team (CEH) and Cheshire Police, we have decided to implement temporary traffic lights to help vehicles move more freely during peak business opening times.
“As such, from 12pm-8pm every Friday, from 10am-8pm on Saturdays and from 10am-4pm on Sundays until 8th June 2016, traffic lights will be positioned at the head of Hungerford Road bridge nearest to the Town Centre and at the exit of the Retail Park. At timed intervals, the traffic lights on the bridge will regulate traffic heading in the direction of the town centre, allowing vehicles to leave the Retail Park without having to give way.
“We will continue to work in partnership with Cheshire East Highways to monitor the impact of traffic levels at this location, whilst the vital refurbishment works are undertaken to the bridge. We hope this information is helpful and we apologise for the any inconvenience these essential works cause.
“If residents or businesses have any additional questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to visitwww.networkrail.co.uk or telephone our 24-Hour National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41.”