Following the hard work and campaigning of Newton Ward Conservative Councillors Adrian Walmsley and Tom Parry and Council Candidate Pauline Brown, many roads in Newton and Plas Newton are to benefit from ‘surface dressing’ as part of the Conservative Council’s investment of nearly £1million across Chester and rural area South of the City.
Surface dressing lays down new bitumen and chippngs on the road, sealing out water and restoring ‘texture’ to the carriageway.
“These works improve the road surface, improve grip and help prevent skidding accidents,” said Cllr Walmsley “Surface dressing stops the road deteriorating and prevents potholes.”
Cllr Parry added, “Good quality roads are a top priority for our residents and we are delighted to have been able to secure funding to invest in the Newton and Plas Newton areas of our ward.”
Team Leader and Newton Candidate said: “This is great news for residents in Newton Ward – of course the highways department and contractors will try to minimise any disruption – we apologise for any inconvenience the work may cause but we believe the results will be worth it.”
The roads are listed below, along with the proposed date and approximate duration of the works. Access will be maintained for residents and emergency services but drivers not requiring access are asked to use the diversionary routes, which will be signed at each location.
1. Plas Newton Lane from Newton Lane to Long Lane Service Road – 20 April 2015 for a maximum of 4 hours.
2. Newton Lane from Hoole Road to Wealstone Lane Road – 20 April 2015 for a maximum of 4 hours.
3. Shepherds Lane from Dicksons Drive to Well Lane Road – 20 April 2015 for a maximum of 4 hours.
4. Well Lane from Newton Lane to Shepherds Lane – 21 April 2015 for a maximum of 4 hours.
5. Thornton Drive from Shepherds Lane to Rosewood Avenue – 21 April 2015 for a maximum of 4 hours.
6. Dicksons Drive from Shepherds Lane to Ellesmere Avenue – 21 April 2015 for a maximum of 4 hours.
7. The Crescent from Dicksons Drive to Well Lane – 21 April 2015 for a maximum of 4 hours.
8. Wealstone Lane from Mill Lane to Newton Lane – 22 April 2015 for a maximum of 4 hours.
9. Newhall Road from Western Grove to Plas Newton Road – 23 April 2015 for a maximum of 4 hours.#
10. Coniston Road from Kingsway to Plas Newton Lane – 23 April 2015 for a maximum of 4 hours.
11. Mannings Lane South from Hoole Road to Greenfield Lane – 24 April 2015 for a maximum of 4 hours.
12. Kingsway from Newton Lane to Mannings Lane South – 24 April 2015 for a maximum of 4 hours.
13. Brook Lane from Ermine Road to Newton Lane – 24 April 2015 for a maximum of 4 hours.
14. Ambleside from Windermere Avenue to limit – 26 April 2015 for a maximum of 4 hours.
Cheshire West and Chester Council have spent more on repairing and improving the condition of our roads than ever before and these investments are the foundation of the regeneration of our city, towns and villages.
We have devoted an additional £5 million a year in response to the £100 million backlog of road and pavement maintenance we inherited when the Conservative led council was formed back in 2009. We have completed 421 miles of preventative maintenance and 121 miles of structural surface replacement. By taking this action we are helping to prevent potholes from developing and extending the life of our roads. We have a 5 year borough wide plan to continue to invest in our infrastructure and ensure that Cheshire West provides top quality facilities for our residents and visitors.