Motorists driving across swing bridges over the River Weaver Navigation will soon have a smoother ride thanks to a programme of minor repairs this autumn.
Delivered by the Trust and funded by Cheshire West and Chester Council, the work includes improvements to crossing points at Acton Bridge, Sutton Weaver and Town Bridge in Northwich.
Fran Littlewood, project manager, said: “Thousands of motorists use the iconic metal swing bridges over the River Weaver Navigation every day so it’s a top priority for both us and the council to keep them in good working order. These are small but important repairs to keep everything running smoothly. The work will mainly be carried out at night to minimise disruption to traffic and there will be no effect on river navigation.”
The Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor Karen Shore said: “The Council is committed to ongoing investment in our highway network and has provided the funding for these repairs to ensure journeys run smoothly for residents and visitors in these locations."
“This project once again shows excellent partnership working between the Canal & River Trust and the Council.”