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One mile of A41 to undergo roadworks at Backford

THE A41 is to receive major improvements next week over a one mile section at Backford near Chester.

THE A41 is to receive major improvements next week over a one mile section at Backford near Chester.

This section of the A41 is to be closed for three days – between Monday, June 24 and Wednesday, June 26 – for resurfacing work to be carried out. Diversions will be in place to notify drivers this week and will be operational during the works.

The closure is between Birkenhead Road, Backford from the M56 bridge to Backford Roundabout and includes the approach lanes to the Backford traffic signals.

During the closure a full programme of highways works will be carried out with carriageway channels cleaned, overhanging trees cut back, gullies cleared, blocked and broken gullies replaced, drainage investigation works carried out as well as re-lining the whole section of drainage channel.

Additional resurfacing will also be undertaken on Wednesday (June 26) on the A41 between St Paul’s Church and New School Road at Childer Thornton, mainly under two way traffic control but also some night works.

While on Monday, July 1 again on the A41 there will be resurfacing works at Ellesmere Port between The Paddock to Ascot Drive, again under two way temporary signals.

Information boards will be erected on site and details will also be provided on the council web site.

The last two dates may change depending on weather conditions.

Cllr Lynn Riley, executive member for localities, said: “Our planned programme of highways investment that has totalled £70m since CWaC was created, ensures that our roads are fit for purpose and keep us all moving.”

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