Road closures to enable resurfacing of West Street footpath

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Cheshire East Council has confirmed that the footpath on West Street will be resurfaced this month.

The work is scheduled to be carried out on Sunday, 3rd March, and Sunday, 10th March between 9am and 5pm.

In order to carry out the resurfacing West Street will be closed to traffic, however pedestrian and vehicular access to any premises situated within the temporary closure will be maintained at all times.

Councillor Craig Browne said "I had originally asked for West Street to be included in the 2018/19 capital programme, but following the decision to resurface Heyes Lane earlier this year, I had not expected the work to be funded until the next financial year.

"Following my recent meeting with a Senior Highways Engineer, I am delighted that it has been possible to bring this work forward."

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Roy West
Friday 1st March 2019 at 3:50 pm
Thank you Craig for the information, this sidewalk has been an eyesore to any visitors parking in the South St car park and walking into the village; also people calling at the Post Office. Now we need some more potholes repaired!
Vince Chadwick
Monday 4th March 2019 at 10:24 am
Not about West St, but can Craig (or anyone) tell us what has happened to the intention to build a mini roundabout at the top of Brook Lane, at the Wilmslow Road junction?
Craig Browne
Monday 4th March 2019 at 5:46 pm
Hi Vince,

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to provide an update on this project. An assessment was carried out by CE Highways back in 2016 (paid for by the Parish Council). Whilst the assessment identified that a roundabout would be feasible at this location, due to the fact the Brook Lane slopes downhill from the junction, the assessment also concluded that there would need to be some re-profiling of the land. Naturally, this would significantly increase the cost of the project (from the usual £60,000 - £80,000 to a figure at least double that amount). As such, the project remains on the list of major schemes, pending the funding becoming available. At present, no timescale has been given for this.

Kind regards,
Craig
Susan Parker
Monday 4th March 2019 at 7:22 pm
Hi Craig,

Did the Parish council give permission for the super ugly ramp to be installed outside the newsagents?

Suzie P
Vince Chadwick
Tuesday 5th March 2019 at 12:29 pm
Thanks Craig. I'm not sure why the slope on Brook Lane is significant since that affects the current 'T' junction. I'd have thought a mini-roundabout, with fewer requirements for 'hill starts' from a standstill for Brook Lane traffic than the 'T' junction imposes, would be a viable improvement without the need to re-grade the road.
Craig Browne
Tuesday 5th March 2019 at 4:24 pm
Hi Vince,

In order to install a mini-roundabout, some kind of raised surface (e.g. kerbing and footway) would need to be installed to prevent the southbound carriageway from being a straight road, as it is currently. This would have the effect of “pushing” the roundabout further into the junction with Brook Lane. The roundabout itself is not able to be on a slope, but must be a flat surface, otherwise there would be a danger of larger vehicles tipping over as they made their way around the new junction, heading north. I hope this makes sense, but if not I can email you a copy of the design. Please let me know.

Kind regards,
Craig
Bob Bracegirdle
Tuesday 5th March 2019 at 4:30 pm
Just wish they'd do something about all the problems in Macclesfield as well.
Craig Browne
Tuesday 5th March 2019 at 4:31 pm
Hi Suzie,

Thanks for your query.

This decision was made by a Planning Officer at Cheshire East Council (the Parish Council is not empowered to make decisions about planning applications, but is a consultee in the planning process). You can find a copy of the Planning Officer's report and decision notice by following this link: https://bit.ly/2C65pj7

Kind regards,
Craig
Vince Chadwick
Tuesday 5th March 2019 at 5:45 pm
Thanks Craig, that's fine.
Tony Haluradivth
Wednesday 13th March 2019 at 3:39 pm
Hi Craig I walk down Heyes Lane twice a day and want to report the mess in the gullies and footpath between numbers 48 and 40. It is pure silt and debris and also affects the drains. Any chance of a road sweeper ( fitted with shovels to deal with the layers if mud ;))? Recent storms haven't helped and neither does access as workers park all day. I have requested Highways to deal with it on their online report service but am wasting my energies really as naught has been done. I suggested coning off the area the night before to facilitate this can you help? Best Wishes Tony
Craig Browne
Wednesday 13th March 2019 at 6:30 pm
Hi Tony,

Yes, don’t worry, I have reported this and made a request for street-cleaning. I have asked that they come early in the morning or over a weekend when there are fewer parked cars.

As a guide, the street-cleaning team usually operate on a 20-day turn around from receiving a request to carrying out the work.

Best wishes,
Craig

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