Dates confirmed for resurfacing of Heyes Lane

The resurfacing of Heyes Lane, from Grantham's down to the unmade layby at Mole End is to carried out this month.

The work will commence on Monday 10th September and continue until Friday 14th September.

During this time, provided works to the railway bridge having been completed by this date, there will be a complete road closure on this section of Heyes Lane and residents are kindly asked not to park on the road surface between the hours of 08.00 and 17.00.

Councillor Craig Browne said "I am delighted that this work is now being carried out and would like to thank Cheshire East Highways for making this one of the first projects to be completed as part of this year's Highways Improvement Programme."

Heyes Lane


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Andy Brown
Monday 3rd September 2018 at 2:33 pm
Given how the work on the bridge is progressing I will eat my hat if that is finished by the 10th of September.

That being said the resurfacing of Heyes Lane is long overdue. It is down right dangerous for anyone on two wheels.
John Wallace
Tuesday 4th September 2018 at 9:18 am
As a Heyes Lane resident, I am, of course, delighted that it will be surfaced soon; but the problems don't stop at Grantham's - there are some fairly unpleasant and large holes, cracks and fissures between Grantham's and the junction of Heyes Lane with London Road.

Craig - can we have your assurances that these will be dealt with as well - or are they going to be left to grow yet larger and more perilous?
Craig Browne
Tuesday 4th September 2018 at 12:22 pm
Hi John,

I have reported other sections of Heyes Lane and asked for Level 2 (patching) treatment. You will see that the area outside No.17 has already been marked up ready for the work to take place. This is something of a double-edged sword however; improving small sections with Level 2 patching, makes it less likely that the whole road will meet the criteria for a complete resurface (Level 3) in the near future.

Unfortunately, as Ward Councillor, I am not in a position to give any assurances beyond what has already been published in this year's programme. My role is to work constructively with officers, so that Alderley Edge is included in the schemes they put forward for recommendation each year; some of those schemes will be funded and others will not, but the decision ultimately rests with the relevant cabinet member at CEC.

Kind regards,
John Wallace
Tuesday 4th September 2018 at 3:33 pm
I appreciate your prompt and factual reply, Craig. As ever, you are a credit to your role and your hard work on our behalf is much appreciated!
Alan Brough
Tuesday 4th September 2018 at 4:05 pm
I think I will start to pay my Council Tax on a Level 2 basis (patchy.)

I have always made Level 3 payments (complete) in the past but I fear I'm being taken for a fool!
Shirley Smith
Wednesday 5th September 2018 at 7:25 am
Will they also be repairing the entrance to The Circuit as they go past? It definitely needs it and would seem to make sense to do it at the same time.
Craig Browne
Friday 7th September 2018 at 12:40 pm
Hi Shirley,

Sorry it has taken a couple of days to get back to you. I have just been seeking clarification from CE Highways. Anyway, I am pleased to confirm that the entrance to The Circuit is to be included in the resurfacing work.

Kind regards,
Shirley Smith
Saturday 8th September 2018 at 7:50 am
Thank you for taking the time to check Craig, that is excellent news.