Crewe Green Roundabout
last updated 20/8/2018
The link road junction between Crewe Green Roundabout and Hungerford Road and Sydney Road has been reopened to motorists. The new roundabout layout is operating with a single lane of traffic to allow for construction works to continue safely. The pedestrian and cycle crossings points can also be used.
Crewe Green Roundabout construction
The main construction works for the scheme started on the 29 January. The new roundabout will fully open to traffic, including landscaping of the site in November 2018.
The construction work will take place in 3 phases:
- Phase 1: end of January to April 2018 - complete
- Phase 2: April/May to July 2018 - ongoing
- Phase 3: July/August to November 2018 (16 weeks)
Phase 2 of the Crewe Green Roundabout improvement scheme commenced 18 April and saw the link between the roundabout and Hungerford Road and Sydney Road closed to allow the construction of the northern section of the new roundabout layout.
Access between Hungerford Road and Sydney Road will be maintained via a single lane of traffic under traffic light control. The existing roundabout will remain open with a single lane of traffic operating throughout the construction phase. A sign posted diversion route is in place for other road users.
Closing the link between the roundabout and Hungerford Road and Sydney Road allows for the construction work to be completed much quicker than would otherwise have been possible.
Other options for maintaining safe routes for traffic adjacent to the working areas would require a greater level of traffic management, with frequent lane changes. This would lead to a higher level of driver confusion and disruption, which we want to avoid.
The completion of Phase 2 in July will see access to Hungerford Road and Sydney Road re-opened to the public.
Phase 2 construction activities
The main activity that will be undertaken during Phase 2 is the construction of the northern section of the new roundabout layout. Following completion of Phase 2, the new roundabout will be open to traffic under a single lane of traffic management.
Lane closures are required for the safety of the workforce and the travelling public. The traffic management in place at Crewe Green Roundabout is in accordance to the Code of Practice, which governs the traffic management required while works are undertaken at a roundabout.
Traffic monitoring – diversion routes
Cheshire East Highways is monitoring the highway network during the construction of the scheme and will alleviate any issues where possible through undertaking remedial action. An example of this can be seen through recent resurfacing works and the installation of temporary traffic road regulations orders to prevent access to heavy goods vehicles.
Engagement with the local community
The Crewe Green Roundabout team has partnered with local charities to support and provide assistance to events held in Crewe. Information of past and future events can be found within the Crewe Green Newsletter.