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Section of busy A54 Buxton Road to close for four months

The A54 Buxton Road, at Wildboarclough, will be closed from Monday July 30 for 16 weeks.
The A54 Buxton Road, at Wildboarclough, will be closed from Monday July 30 for 16 weeks.

Part of a major road in the Peak District is to shut for four months for essential repairs.

Work to upgrade and replace safety barriers on the A54 Buxton Road at Wildboarclough is due to start on Monday, July 30, lasting approximately 16 weeks.

During this period the section of the road will be closed to all vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians, 24 hours a day.

A signed diversion will be in place via the A523 and A537. Click here to see the full closure and alternative routes.

A spokesperson for Cheshire East Council said: "We need close the road to all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, to carry out the majority of the works. The length of road is within the Peak District National Park that has ecological, geotechnical and environmental constraints.

"There is no right time to undertake works on a busy road such as the A54 Buxton Road. We have planned this work to try to minimise disruption to local residents, businesses and members of the travelling public.

"We recognise the works will be cause some disruption but we will do all we can to minimise the impact and would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused."

Local businesses remain open as usual with signed alternative access.

The spokesperson added the road closure was necessary to protect the safety of the workforce and members of the public.

For more information, visit www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/highways_and_roads/roadworks/a54-buxton-road-wildboarclough-macclesfield.aspx.