DRIVERS are facing weeks of misery with a series of major roadworks planned over the school holidays.
National Grid say they are being forced to shut off part of the Silk Road for ten days in order to paint and carry out repair work to electricity pylons along the route. Other schemes planned for the summer will see temporary lights placed on Fence Avenue in Macclesfield and Hurdsfield Road in Hurdsfield closed for resurfacing.
It is thought the works have been planned to take advantage of less traffic over the school summer break, but motorists are being warned there will be inevitable hold-ups on our roads.
Councillor Nick Mannion said drivers should prepare themselves for ‘pain’ over the Silk Road closure. He said: “It’s going to be a nightmare. It’s inevitable that there will be congestion because of the already high level of traffic, and it’s going to cause great inconvenience, especially for those living on the diversion route.”
Congestion on Hibel Road when the Silk Road was last shut