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Northwich Gyratory road system

23 January 2012

The Northwich Gyratory experimental one way system will be fully operational this Sunday January 29th.
Preparatory work has been undertaken in phases over the last three weeks and includes changing signs, road markings, traffic signals and putting up temporary barriers.
Temporary road closures will be required in the town centre this weekend so that the one way system can be introduced with the minimal amount of disruption to motorists.
The first closure will be on Saturday 28th between 4pm and midnight on Watling Street, Winnington Street and Dane Street.
Once this work is completed the new one way system will be introduced. However a second closure will be required on Saturday midnight till Sunday 10pm on Chester Way from Castle Street to Watling Street in one direction only to complete all the works.
Diversion routes will be in places and the variable message signs will inform motorists of these closures.
The bus services in Northwich will be temporarily relocated from 6pm Saturday 28th arriving and departing from outside the Memorial Hall. They will resume as normal on Sunday 29th.
Councillor Lynn Riley, Executive Member for Community and Environment said: ‘It is hoped that this scheme will play a vital role as part of the future regeneration of Northwich town centre and will help reduce congestion around the town.
“We have scheduled the change over to the new system at times when the traffic flows are typically light to try and minimise the disruption to road users.
“We understand that this new gyratory is a change for everyone and will take a little time for people to get used to the new traffic flow. We would ask that everyone is patient whilst the new system beds down.”
Further information on the road closures and the changes to the bus services can be obtained via the Weaver Valley website or telephone the Council’s Highways department on 0300 123 7036.