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Major road improvement works in Summerseat

Press release   •   Jul 12, 2017 11:36 BST

Major work to improve the roads in Summerseat will be starting later this month.

The £320,000 scheme involves completely resurfacing two of the village’s main roads – Rowlands Road and Railway Street – plus drainage work.

The work will start on 21 July and last for seven weeks, during which time there will be road closures and disruption to traffic.

There are two elements to the work:

  • Drainage and carriageway works on Rowlands Road, between Twist Bridge and Queen’s Place. While these works are carried out, Rowlands Road will be completely closed to all vehicles and pedestrians from 21 July until completion of the works. This will mean that no vehicular access between B6214 Longsight Road and A56 Walmersley Road will be possible. Signed diversion routes will be put in place.
  • Following the drainage work, complete resurfacing of Rowlands Road (Twist Bridge to Crag Lane), and of Railway Street (to Peel Hall Road/Waterside Road). This work will be undertaken from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday. Access for local residents and businesses will be maintained along Railway Street, but with parking suspensions in place during working hours.

As Rowlands Road will be closed to vehicles during these works, the bus service will terminate at Summerseat Garden Centre where a temporary stop will be provided.

Cllr Judith Kelly, cabinet member for corporate affairs and regulatory services, said: “This is another major investment the council is making into improving the condition of the borough’s roads. This will be particularly welcome in Summerseat, where Railway Street and Rowlands Road have been affected due to wear and tear following the Boxing Day floods of 2015. While the works will necessarily cause disruption, I’m sure that the resurfaced roads will be appreciated by all local residents.”

A council spokesman said: “Improving the roads and drains in Summerseat is an important part of our ongoing highways maintenance work, and will be welcomed by residents. Inevitably, a scheme of this nature will cause some inconvenience; however, this is why we have programmed the work to take place during the summer school holidays, which we hope will keep disruption to a minimum.”

For more details about the road improvement works, see:


Press release issued: 12 July 2017.