TRAFFIC disruption is expected over the next fortnight in Altrincham as overnight resurfacing works continues.

The works, which started on Monday on the A56 Dunham Road, will mean its continued closure from 7.30pm to 6am. The closure is from junction 7 of the M56 up to the junction with Charcoal Road and Park Road.

Northbound traffic diversions will be in place along M56 to junction 6 at Hale, whilst non-motorway traffic will be diverted along Lymm Road, Burford Lane (B5159) and Woodhouse Lane (B5160). Southbound traffic along Dunham Road will be maintained throughout the duration of the scheme, one a single or contraflow lane system.

The scheme is part of the current capital highways programme, which has seen a £7.7 million investment from Trafford Council

Executive councillor for environment, air quality and climate change Cllr Stephen Adshead said: “Investing and protecting Trafford’s highway network is important to ensuring better and safer routes for residents, visitors and businesses.

“This particular 1.2 kilometre stretch of Dunham Road is a key link into Altrincham from the M56 and M6 network, which sees many visitors from outside of the borough. We want to ensure that visitors are welcomed to Trafford in the best way possible and can see that we take care of our most valuable asset.”

“Although road works bring some level of disruption and inconvenience, measures have been taken to ensure the impact of the Dunham Road scheme is reduced for residents and motorists alike.”

Trafford Council warns that the current works are subject to weather conditions, and therefore the duration and complete dates may be affected.

The works are being delivered by the One Trafford Partnership, a collaboration between Trafford Council and Amey.