Village route closed
RESIDENTS in Rainow are bracing themselves for roadworks which will close the main route through the village.
Church Lane in Rainow will be closed from Monday, July 31, to Thursday, August 3, between the junction of Round Meadow and Smith Lane.
While the blockage will mean some significant detours for residents and commuters, Cheshire East Council is undertaking the resurfacing work outside of peak times from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Ken Butler, a councillor for Rainow Parish Council, said the works were a mixed blessing.
He said: “On one hand you have to welcome improvements to the road, but on the other, it’s still going to be a pain.
“The council has been wise to limit the works to outside peak travel times, which will have less of an impact.”
Cheshire East Council highways department is promoting a diversion route which takes traffic via Buxton and the Cat and Fiddle. But Coun Butler said the quicker route is via Smith Lane.
The roadworks follow days of problems with a water leak on Church Lane near the junction with Smithy Lane, now being fixed by United Utilities.