A section of London Road is due to be closed for two weeks next month to enable Cheshire East Highways to install kerbs and barriers at the railway bridge.
The road will be closed from the junction with Heyes Lane to the junction with Ryleys Lane for two weeks during August.
Councillor Craig Browne said "Following the Selby Rail Crash in 2001, in which a high speed train collided with a land rover resulting in the death of ten passengers, Network Rail has been carrying out a safety assessment at all locations across the country where vehicles have the potential to leave the road and end up on a railway line. Although there have been no recorded incidents at this location in the last five years, the risk assessment by Network Rail resulted in a score of 92 at this location (where a score of 100 represents an immediate danger).
As a result the footpath will be widened on the westerly side of the railway bridge, a Titan kerb system which is designed to prevent cars coming off the carriageway in vulnerable areas will be installed along with metal barrier railings and the road surface will be narrowed by approximately 650mm.
It is anticipated that the works will be carried out between Monday 6th August and Sunday 19th August. The closures will be in place 24 hours a day.
Councillor Browne added "At this time, I am still awaiting confirmation that the road surface between Heyes Lane and Ryleys Lane is to be resurfaced at the same time, though I am confident that this is going to be forthcoming. This aside, whilst the road closure will cause unavoidable temporary disruption, I believe the project is to be welcomed as the installation of the new barrier and subsequent narrowing of the carriageway will act as a traffic calming measure at an entry point to our village.
"I am also pleased to confirm that the metal barrier railings are to be painted dark green, as this is considered sympathetic and complementary to the Conservation Area, whilst the existing railings on the easterly side of the bridge (which have been in need of repainting for many years) will also be painted to match. As soon as I receive confirmation of the road resurfacing, I will provide an update. Whilst there is never a good time to close a major route into the village, it was felt that carrying out the work during August (whilst schools are closed) would minimise the level of disruption."