A new diversion and link road are now in operation as Frodsham Street is converted into a more pedestrian-friendly gateway into the city centre.

Construction work is currently blocking Frodsham Street completely to traffic although pedestrian footways are still in place.

This means a new diversion has been activated off the ring road to maintain access to Foregate Street via Northgate Street, under the Eastgate Clock and across the short temporary roadway.

How vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians will be accommodated by the new arrangements in Frodsham Street
How vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians will be accommodated by the new arrangements in Frodsham Street

Frodsham Street is scheduled to be closed for about six months in works associated with the creation of the new £13.5m bus interchange.

Buses that normally use Frodsham Street to access Foregate Street have been re-routed up Love Street where three bus stops have been installed and the pavement has been widened outside Argos in Foregate Street to create more space for bus passengers.

New temporary bus stops have been created in Love Street.

Cllr Brian Clarke, cabinet member for economic development and infrastructure on Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “This is a very exciting phase of the bus interchange project. The transformation of Frodsham Street will create a new fitting gateway to the city.

“It’s also important to stress that all businesses in Frodsham Street will be open as usual during the works. I’d like to thank all the bus companies, shops and stall holders affected by these works for their patience and support.”


Work underway in Frodsham Street, Chester.

Access to supermarkets like Tesco and Iceland at the other end of Frodsham Street will also remain open at all times with the possible exception of a short period at some point during the scheme when overnight access may have to be temporarily restricted.

The Kaleyards car park will also remain open to Blue Badge holders during the works.

Regular newsletters are being produced to keep the public informed about progress on the Frodsham Street site. This will continue for the duration of the scheme. Information will also be made available through social media and by visiting the council website.