Programme of Highway works 2018/19

The Council as ‘highway authority’ has a duty under the Highways Act 1980 to maintain the public highway in the borough.  As part of this duty the Council assesses the needs of the highway network and prioritises how best to utilise the available funding, in order to maximise the maintenance and improvement of the public highway for the benefit of local residents, business and other road users.

As part of this process the annual capital business plan has to deliver against the aims and objectives of the Council’s Local Transport Plan 2011-26, the Local Plan and other relevant Council policies and strategies that have been developed and adopted since 2011.

The capital funded programmes are prioritised from asset-data led intelligence to improve the highways infrastructure within Cheshire East Council.

The approved programmes for key elements of the highway in 2018/19 are as follows:

2018/19 Programmes

The schemes listed in the following programmes are scheduled for completion during the current financial year:

Whilst every effort has been made to achieve a definitive programme that will provide effective management of the highway assets, it may be subject to change in year due to unforeseen scheme specific issues and changes in general maintenance demands that can arise across the network and impact on the delivery of schemes within the broader programme and available budget. 

More information can be found on the Council’s three-level strategy for road condition and repair page.

Road closures

Cheshire East Highways will notify residents, businesses and stakeholders affected by any road closure by carrying out a letter drop before works commence. This is usually carried out 7-10 days before works commence but can change based on scheme type. The letter will explain the works, when it will happen and what it will mean to affected properties.

Advance information boards will be placed on the highway at the scheme site as well to advise road users of the works to come.

All works are weather dependent and unforeseen circumstances can arise. In such circumstances the Council will update the advance information boards and roadworks map with any changes in date for the works.

When required, road closures are necessary to protect the safety of both members of the public and our workforce whilst we complete the work. Road closures are generally off peak between 9.30am and 3.30pm however, road locations and the type of work may mean that these times vary. Occasionally during complex schemes, a full closure is required 24 hours a day.

The programme of improvements and maintenance is shown on our roadworks map page.

You can also follow our twitter page for any changes to the location of our work @CECHighways.