North West Crewe Package traffic management

Road closures

As part of the works, various closures are required along the A530 Middlewich Road, Flowers Lane, Smithy Lane, and Minshull New Road to safely undertake construction activities.

Flowers Lane is currently closed for the link connection to roundabout 3 (see below). This closure, which started on Monday 5 February, will remain in place for approximately four weeks between the hospital staff car park entrance and Eardswick Lane Junction. The diversion route will be along Smithy Lane and the A530 Middlewich Road.

These works will be sequenced to ensure that residential, business, hospital access and commuter routes are maintained.

Flowers Lane

Access to Leighton Hospital

  • For southbound traffic (from Middlewich), access through the signalled junction at Flowers Lane is via the A530 to Smithy Lane. 
  • For northbound traffic (from Nantwich), access is along the A530 and Smithy Lane.

Reduced Speed Limits and Weight Limits

During the construction period the A530 Middlewich Road between Pyms Lane and Flowers Lane will have a legal order in place for a reduced 30mph speed limit.

Smithy Lane and Minshull New Road have a legal order for a 30mph speed limit.

Diversion routes

Flowers Lane Link traffic management plan -phase 3

Keep up to date with Closure Information

We advise to plan ahead by checking the website for latest travel information.

The highway network will be monitored throughout the scheme. Updates and changes to the traffic management will be implemented where necessary. Regular updates about the North West Crewe Package works will be provided as the works progress, and residents can also sign up to receive our dedicated scheme newsletter. You can also follow us on our social media accounts shown at the bottom of this page.

If you have a question about the NWCP scheme and cannot find the answer by visiting the scheme’s dedicated webpage, please email:

For any site related queries, contact our contractor’s public liaison officer Steve Doolan (Balfour Beatty).


Contact telephone number: 07708 487463

Page last reviewed: 11 January 2024