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Diverted A556 traffic to use 'Millionnaire's Row'
NIGHTIME traffic on the A556 will be diverted through ‘Millionnaire’s Row’ for two weeks as engineers resurface the road.
Overnight work to resurface a section of the southbound A556 between the M56 and M6 in Cheshire will get under way from next Monday.
The £50,000 project will be taking place along a mile-long section of the road.
The work will take place between Monday, October 22 and Sunday, November 4, and the whole of the southbound carriageway between the traffic signals at Bucklow Hill down to the traffic signals at Mere will be closed each night between 10pm and 5am.
Traffic travelling south along the A556 from the M56 and Chapel Lane will be diverted from Bucklow Hill to Mere via the A5034 Mereside Road and A50 Warrington Road.
Jakub Malaj, Highways Agency project sponsor, said the work would make the road safer.
“The carriageway ahead of the traffic signals at Mere is worn and needs to be completely resurfaced,” he said.
“We are also increasing skid resistance and improving the road markings, providing safer and smoother journeys for road users.
“Although this is a key link between the M56 and M6, traffic volumes are low in this area overnight, and with a good diversion in place we are not anticipating significant delays to road users’ journeys.”
Mere resident Myke Gallagher said homeowners had not been informed about the resurfacing work.
“No-one had contacted any of the residents to advise of this,” he said.
“There will be 40-tonne ‘artics’ trundling along Mereside Road and Warrington Road throughout the night all week long.”