Temporary prohibition of traffic: Chester - Upper Northgate Street

Temporary prohibition of traffic

Notice is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 that the Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council intend to make an Order the effect of which will be to temporarily prohibit/restrict traffic on the following length of road in Upper Northgate Street / Delamere St /Canal Street /George Street, Chester to enable Highway and Junction Improvement Works. Road Closures will NOT be permanent throughout the full duration but various closures and/or traffic management in place only as and when necessary required – except for a full 12 week closure of the existing car parking area off Delamere Street corner adjacent to the old closed down Northgate Arms public house. Works are to be carried out by Cheshire West and Chester Council - Highways
  • Affected roads: Upper Northgate Street, Delamere Street, Canal Street, George Street - Chester - Closures will only be set up when necessary. These will be various sections of road closed at different times throughout the duration of the works. Specific locations and dates/durations will be informed of prior to being implemented.
Nothing in the Order shall prevent driving upon the said lengths of road of any vehicle which is being used for the conveyance of persons goods or merchandise to or from any premises situate on or adjacent to the lengths of road or in connection with agriculture building construction works of repair and the like or use in an emergency of vehicles for fire brigade ambulance or police purposes. A through route will not always be available and any vehicles not requiring access to properties on the length of road should use the alternative routes.

Also, Upper Northgate Street Bus Lane - to temporarily amend the bus lane order to allow all traffic to use. This will be set in place during George Street and/or Delamere Street Closures.

The Order will come into force on 12th June 2017 and will continue in force for a period not exceeding eighteen months or until the works which it is proposed to carry out have been completed whichever is the earlier. It is anticipated that the works will take approximately twelve weeks to complete.

Alternative routes for through traffic

  • Traffic should proceed via: When George Street only is closed - Vehicles requiring 'Access Only' into Chester City Centre via Northgate Street will be able to use the current bus lane.
  • When Upper Northgate /Delamere Street is closed: Diversion - A540 Pargate Road, Cheyney Road, Garden Lane, Canal Street reverse will be via Canal street, Raymond Street, Garden Lane, Cheyney Road and Parkgate Road 
  • When George Street/Canal Street junction is closed: Diversion - St Martins Way, Princess Street, Northgate Street. Reverse will be via Northgate Street, St. Werburgh Street, Eastgate into St. John Street and either direction on the inner ring road back to the Fountains Roundabout.
Kieran Collins (Ref TRO3217)
Place Operations, Highways Office, Guilden Sutton Lane, Guilden Sutton, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 7EX
Telephone: 0300 123 7036
Email: engch@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk 

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