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Road closure in Pepper Street needed in early October for new pedestrian crossing

A road closure will be needed in Pepper Street, Chester in early October, for Cheshire West and Chester Council to install a permanent pedestrian crossing.

The project is for a new ‘Puffin’ crossing near the Grosvenor Precinct, to replace the existing temporary one.

A ‘Puffin’ crossing controls traffic using a set of sensors. They allow traffic to continue if a pedestrian presses the control box and walks away and they are set diagonally on the kerb to allow pedestrians to monitor traffic as they wait.

A full road closure will be needed on Sunday 9 October, so teams are able to install a duct under the carriageway for the permanent signal cables to feed through.  A diversion will be in place which will be via the inner Ring Road.

Other works will take place between Monday 3 October to Friday 14 October.  Here teams will be working under narrow lanes, allowing the two-way traffic flow to continue.  However, at times temporary two-way traffic signals may be required, but it is hoped that the work can progress without the need for this, to reduce any traffic delays.

A final phase will be needed to install traffic signal equipment, involving another road closure at this point, which will be on an evening or night works.  This will be for cutting signals loops and cabling in the carriageway.  Details of this final closure will be confirmed as soon as possible.

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