Essential safety work starts today (6 August) on the London Road, Alderley railway bridge. The road will be closed to traffic for a fortnight.
According to Cheshire East: “The maintenance work has been scheduled to take place during the school summer holidays to minimise disruption to local residents, businesses and members of the travelling public. As part of Cheshire East highways’ commitment to road safety, it is working to improve the railway bridge road on Wilmslow Road and London Road, in Alderley Edge.”
“The programme of work will help to improve the safety of the area on the south west side of the bridge and will include new kerbs and pedestrian barriers. In addition, resurfacing work will be undertaken.”
“The bridge will be closed at all times during the two weeks from the junction of Heyes Lane to Ryleys Lane. Access across the bridge will be maintained for pedestrians and cyclists who will be able to push their bicycle. The railway station drop off point will remain accessible for vehicles. Cheshire East Council, with assistance from Network Rail, has been carrying out a programme of work following site assessments and this location was identified as one in need of safety improvements.”
London Road, Alderley Edge railway bridge will be closed for two weeks – image Google Maps