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.

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