Chester Drainage Tunnel - forthcoming closure of Nuns Road

8 March 2021

As part of the current works in Chester city centre to install a new surface rainwater drain, Nuns Road will close on Monday 29 March 2021. 
The closure is currently expected to last until January 2022, this is to allow for construction and operation of a drainage tunnel shaft at the Grosvenor Road junction.
As a result, only emergency vehicles will have access to this junction for safety reasons. 
Access-only routes to Blackfriars, Nuns Road properties, Roomzzz Aparthotel and from the HQ Building/Abode Hotel car park exit will remain open to/from the Watergate Street direction only.
Pedestrian and cycle access along Nuns Road in both directions will be maintained during these works.
The Council’s is working very closely with the tunnel contractors to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum and the timescales can be kept subject to any unforeseen delays. 
We greatly appreciate your patience while these works are carried out and apologise for any inconvenience.
For more details on the Clockwise diversion to the inner ring-road please see: 

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