Road closures needed as Upper Northgate scheme enters final phase

18 September 2017

Improvements to the Upper Northgate and George Street junction in Chester city centre is moving into its final phase and some road closures will be needed to allow resurfacing to take place.

On Sunday, 17 September Delamere Street will be closed from 4pm for around three to four hours.  

When Delamere Street is reopened, the closure area will switch to the junction of George Street, Canal Street and Upper Northgate Street, where the junction will be fully closed to traffic for the rest of the week.

The road closure points will be: George Street – from Victoria Road junction; Canal Street – from Garden Lane junction; Upper Northgate Street – from Water Tower Street.  Diversions will be in place.

On Monday 18 September to Saturday 23 September the old road surface at the junction will be removed and the new carriageway will be resurfaced, including a raised junction table.

On Sunday, 24 September the main Upper Northgate Street junction to be reopened to traffic and Delamere Street to be closed from 4pm until 6am on Monday 25 September, in order to apply the final surface course in this location.

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor Karen Shore said: “The works are currently on schedule to finish at the end of the month.  It is hoped that all roads will reopen on Monday 25 September and minor works will be carried out to complete the scheme.” Arrangements have been made for deliveries to businesses between 7am and 10am, Monday to Friday.  Access will be via Princess Street/Hunter Street, up to Northgate Street heading towards the City Walls direction (opposite to normal traffic flow) and exit via Upper Northgate Street to the Fountains Roundabout.  Any access outside of these hours will not be available.

Full details of the scheme, road closures and diversions are on the council website.

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