Closure of A34 for roadworks sparks apology
A TWO-MILE stretch of the A34 is to be closed for five days next week for resurfacing works.
The road will be shut between Monk's Heath crossroads and Siddington crossroads, near Congleton.
It is one of the main commuter routes linking Staffordshire and Cheshire.
The £155,000 works will take place on two sections of the road from Monday to Friday next week.
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Traffic will be diverted between Congleton and Macclesfield, via the A536, then onto the B5088 Oxford Road, and along the A537 to Monk's Heath crossroads.
Diversion signs will be in place for motorists.
A Cheshire East Council spokesman said: "The road has deteriorated to the point where resurfacing for these sections of carriageway is essential for the safety of road users.
"We apologise in advance for the disruption this will cause, but people will quickly benefit from having a greatly-improved road surface once the work is complete."
Poor winter weather in recent years is being blamed for the current road condition.
The council spent more than £9 million repairing and improving roads in 2011.