Week-long closure of Marsh Lane for resurfacing work

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A road linking New Mills and Furness Vale is to be temporarily closed for the second time this year.

Marsh Lane will be shut for a week from Monday July 27 to allow United Utilities to resurface the road, following a £2 million sewer renewal scheme for the Goyt Valley.

The road was shut for three months earlier in the year while United Utilities laid a new 3km pipe between a pumping station at New Mills and the wastewater treatment works at Whaley Bridge.

Project co-ordinator Brian Jenkins said: “This is a pumped sewer, which means the pipe is always under pressure, and it had a history of bursting causing sewage to enter the river. It’s great news for anglers and local wildlife now that the pipe has been replaced.”

The week-long road closure will be between Joule Bridge on Station Road and Gow Hole near the junction with Ladypit Road.

There will be no access onto Marsh Lane via Ladypit Road.

Mr Jenkins added: “We are grateful to everyone for their patience while we carried out this important work.

“We always said we would come back during the school holidays to properly resurface the road, and we hope this does not cause too much inconvenience.”