Major roadworks in Daresbury delayed due to bad weather

Bad weather delays major roadworks in Daresbury

Bad weather delays major roadworks in Daresbury

First published in News Runcorn and Widnes World: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

ROADWORKS are continung on the A558 Daresbury Expressway, widening the approach to the signal controlled junction with the A56.

Site works started at the end of January, but unfortunately completion of this phase of the work was delayed due to adverse site conditions encountered in relation to earthworks operations.

This has required the traffic management lane closure to remain in place for safety reasons.

Halton Clr John Stockton, board member for transportation, said: “The delay to this important work has unfortunately been necessary due to the adverse weather conditions.

"However, the work is of vital importance in improving this junction and people will notice the reduction in traffic congestion once the work has been completed. I thank everyone for their patience during the time of construction.”

Halton Council officers are currently working on design and construction solutions and hope to be in a position to continue the works commencing this week.

This will enable the current traffic management restrictions to be reduced and we currently expect this phase of works to be completed within three weeks.

Carriageway widening works on the south-bound A56 are then due to commence . As well as lane widening on the eastern side of the carriageway.

This work will include modifications to the central reserve and carriageway resurfacing.

Work will also start at the junction of Innovation Way and A558 in early April. The works will involve turning the existing roundabout into a traffic signal junction.

The works will be carried out on our behalf by Lafarge Tarmac and are due to take 20 weeks to complete.

Halton Council has vowed to keep disruption to a minimum but delays will be inevitable given the scale of the improvement works to be undertaken.

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