Highway issues
Potholes on London Road Crooked sign on Crewe Road Signs obscured on Back Lane Blocked gulley on Audlem Road

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Update

Following a ride around all the roads in the Hatherton and Walgherton parishes, the list has been updated. Some items have not yet been reported as they are not yet serious.

Some work has been completed and work is underway on the Crewe Road to try to improve drainage between Dagfields and Oat Eddish Farm.

Nigel Dibben, 25 February 2019

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Issue Title & Location Detail Action taken & ref Status Action
I001
Linked pics: [P002]
A529 Blocked gulley
Audlem Rd N of Crewe Rd
A529 opposite 2 Kiln Cottage
SJ 67813 48291
Gulley under oak tree blocked with roots and requires root cutter. Floods in any substantial rainfall. r Action: Reported to CEC. CEC standard reply received 13/2 that the "work will be programmed in due course". Still blocked (May 2018). Still partially blocked (September 2018). Update Jan 2019: still blocked. Update Feb 2019: no change. Update May 2019: no change. Ref: 3314709 Date: 1/2/2018 reported
I006
Linked pics: [P015]
HGV damaged verges
Bridgemere Lane
and Birchall Moss Lane
SJ 68335 46192
Damaged verges caused by HGVs taking avoiding action with ruts up to 1.5m off the road, Possible solution passed to CE Highways 13/2/18 re verge bollards as used at the A531 end of Checkley Lane, photos taken. Update 20/5/18: no change. Update 19/9/18: no change. Update 24/02/2019: no change. Update 18/05/2019: no change. r Action: Proposals not determined Ref: 843 Date: 10/9/2014 reported
I008 A529 Speed Reduction measures
Audlem Rd N of Crewe Rd
Junction of A529 and Park Lane
SJ 67928 48135
Slow traffic down as it exits the A529 onto Park Lane r Action: Install carriageway narrowing speed reduction chicane similar to that at Back Lane and Bridge St Wybunbury Assessment to be taken under Minor Works No 1533. Update 20/5/18: no action has been taken yet. Update 19/9/18: no change. Update 24/02/2019: no change. Update 18/05/2019: no change. Ref: 2541596 Now Minor Works 1533 Date: 12/1/2018 reported
I009 B5071 Poor Visibility at Junction
Crewe Rd, Hatherton
Junction of Hunstersion Rd, Crewe Rd B5071
SJ 68719 47473
As 40mph limit was refused ( not meeting 40 mph strategy criteria) Request made to investigate better visibility after 3 significant accidents at this junction r Action: Improve visibility at junction, Reported at PC meeting 29/1/18. Update 20/5/18: no action has been taken yet. Update 19/9/18: no change. Update 24/02/2019: no change. Update 18/05/2019: no change.  Date: 29/1/2018 reported
I010
Linked pics: [P016] [P027]
A529 Water erosion at edge of carriageway
Audlem Rd N of Crewe Rd
North of Thelwell's drive
SJ 68083 47288
Year round release of surface water onto the carriageway has eroded a deep trench along the edge of the carriageway, a significant safety issue when vehicle tyres are caught in the trench. r Action: Unknown. Reported at PC meeting 29/1/18. To be checked again. Update 20/5/18: The trenches have been partly filled during resurfacing work. To be checked again after heavy rain. Update 19/9/18: no change, trenches re-forming. Update 24/02/2019: no change. Update 18/05/2019: no change. Ref: TBA Date: 29/1/2018 reported
I012
Linked pics: [P017] [P018] [P019]
A51 Poor Surface
London Road N of Crewe Rd
At Boars Head X roads outside New Cottages 1 and 3
SJ 69598 49081
Very uneven road surface with traffic causing serious property vibration r Action: Road Closure to effect a permanent repair due end Jan 2018, level 2 repair. Update 20/5/18: Road has been repaired to level 2. Surface is still bumpy. To be checked with residents as to whether vibration continues. Update 31/5/18: Resident reports that the problem has not been resolved. Returned to "action required". Reported again on 19/9/2018. Update 07/11/2018: Message from CEC: "All roads and footways on the highway network are regularly inspected as part of our scheduled safety inspection regime. The Noise or Vibration at London Road, Walgherton has been assessed and will be considered for inclusion in an appropriate future programme. At this stage, I am unable to give you any indication on timescale. In the meantime, we will continue to monitor the condition of this location via the scheduled inspection regime, and keep it in a safe condition for all highway users." Update 24/02/2019: no change. Update 18/05/2019: no change - surface remains uneven. Ref: not known and 3338166 Date: Reported 2017 and then 19/9/2018 reported
I014
Linked pics: [P021] [P022]
Series of blocked gulleys on A51
London Road N of Crewe Rd
Running N from near London Rd Farm
Water seen emerging from gulley just W of London Road Farm on W (Nantwich) side of farm entrance, S side of road. Water runs past a number of other gulleys before finally draining into gulley near Howbeck Bridge. There is clearly a long stretch of intermittent or continuous blockage on this stretch. w Action: Reported on-line. Email 3/5/18 from CEC Highways says this will be attended to "this year". Update 20/5/18: There are signs that this may have been done but will require a check after wet weather. Therefore not closed. Update 24/02/2019: no change. Update 18/05/2019: no change. Ref: 3315843 Date: 6/2/2018 work scheduled
I015
Linked pics: [P023] [P030] [P031] [P032] [P033] [P034] [P036] [P037] [P081] [P083]
Leak of water onto carriageway between Fields Farm and Oakes Corner
Audlem Rd N of Crewe Rd
On A529 south of Fields Farm
SJ 67920 47680
Persistent water leak from near metal cover in carriageway. Pictures show several blocked gulleys (at least six are visible) north of the leak of water onto the carriageway. Gulleys at (or near): 67913 47877, 67905 47821, 67909 47783, 67927 47627, 67928 47675, 67933 47649, 67933 47617. There may be more hidden by new surface. Update 24/02/2019: The water leak appears to have stopped but several gulleys are still full to brim with silt - see pictures P0081 and P0083 r Action: Reported to UU. Found by UU not to be from the water main but believed to be surface water from blocked drainage system leaking back through the surface. Reported to CEC Highways. CEC standard reply received 13/2 that the "work will be programmed in due course". CEC standard reply repeated 22/2/18 as above. Update 20/5/18: No signs that the dains have been cleared but water is not currently emerging from the road near the stop-tap. To be checked after heavy rain. If this has not been fixed, all the good work from resurfacing may be destroyed. Update 19/9/18: awaiting check after heavy rain. Update 18/05/2019: no change. Ref: 3316620 CEC Date: 7/2/2018 to UU and 10/2/2 reported
I018
Linked pics: [P052] [P053] [P054]
Damaged signs at Park Lane Junction (Issue reported by enquiry no 2)
Park Lane
Park Lane/Audlem Road jcn
SJ 67924 48111
Damaged and Missing signs at the junction of Park Lane and Audlem Road I have reported this previously to Cheshire East Council and to Councillor Rachel Bailey f Action: Originally reported by NJD on 29/8/2017 with follow-up that it had been included in current schemes list. Reported as described by BC as well. Update 20/5/18: No action has been taken. Update 19/9/18: no change. Update 24/02/19: no change. Update 09/04/2019: work completed today. Ref: 3296422 CEC Date: 14/02/2018 at 09:03 work finished
I020
Linked pics: [P078] [P079]
Oat Eddish Farm Entrance Flooding
Crewe Rd, Walgherton
B5071 outside Oat Eddish Farm Entrance
SJ 69154 48175
Gulleys emptied last week, but missed this one, on the opposite side to the farm entrance, Large flood which forces oncoming vehicles onto the wrong side of the road on a bend!!!! Update 20/5/18: Drains still blocked at approx SJ 69141 48153 and SJ 69150 48162. Update 19/9/18: drains now appear clear, to be checked after heavy rain. Update 24/02/19: work in progress on drains with excavation to north of farm entrance.   f Action: Reported to Highways by CK. Update 18/05/2019: work appears to be complete.  Ref: 3323910 Date: 27/3/18 work finished
I021
Linked pics: [P058] [P088] [P089]
Hole in new surface on A529
Audlem Rd S of Crewe Rd
West side of road
SJ 68146 46985
A small hole has already developed in the new surface dressed in May 2018. Update 24/02/19: no change, hole now deeper. New hole nearby (not yet reported). r Action: Reported on line to CEC. Updated 25/5/18: response received that "the Pothole at Audlem Road, Hatherton will be assessed as part of our programmed safety inspections". Update 18/05/2019: no change. Ref: 3329965 Date: 21/5/18 reported
I023
Linked pics: [P060] [P061] [P062]
Series of locations where road surface has been damaged on Lodge Lane
Lodge Lane
SJ 69485 47595, SJ 69356 49660, SJ 69092 49780 all on south side
SJ 69485 47595
Two distinct areas of surface break-up and one pothole on Lodge Lane on south side. First listed area is on bend close to Hunsterson Road junction. Update 24/02/19: no change but see also I0037 and I0038. w Action: Reported to CEC. Update 7/6/18: "The work relating to your enquiry has now been programmed in accordance with our current priorities and will be completed in due course" Update 19/9/18: no change. Update 18/05/2019: no change. Ref: 3329972 Date: 21/5/18 work scheduled
I024
Linked pics: [P063] [P084] [P085]
Water emerging from blocked gulley
Crewe Rd, Walgherton
North side of Crewe Road
SJ 69339 48309
Gulley with water emerging leading to erosion of the road verge. Water was emerging 20/5/18 even after a dry spell. Update 24/02/19: no change new photos taken. Update 09/06/2019: work appears to be complete following work outside Oat Eddish Farm. f Action: Reported. Response from CEC that "The gully/s to which you refer form part of this year's schedule of works and will be attended to as part of our programmed empty." Update 19/9/18: no change, clear signs that water is still running OUT of this gulley (marks of mud along edge of road). Update 18/05/2019: no change - needs checking in wet weather. Ref: 3329975 Date: 21/5/18 work finished
I026
Linked pics: [P065]
Leak of effluent across road damaging new road surface
Audlem Rd N of Crewe Rd
At first bend near 100m from Oakes Corner
SJ 68085 47294
Foul water overflow from tank at Oakes Corner has led to damage to the new road surface on the A529 f Action: Matter has been reported by CK to the owners of the properties concerned. Report was repeated on 1 June 2018 and they say their engneers are working to resolve the issue. Update 19/9/18: there atill appears to be contaminated water in a puddle adjacent to the road and the surface is breaking up (see photo P065). Update 31/10/18: Report from resident copying response from Environment Agency. Extract: "a drainage company attended Oaks Corner today and they discovered that there is a grid and drainage gully within the hedge next to the spillage. They found the drain to be completely overgrown and blocked, full of silt and mud and its lid not on properly. They have thoroughly cleared and jet washed out this drain and flow tested it and it is now flowing freely. I am hoping that this will have remedied the situation. " Update 24/02/19: no discharge visible (in dry weather). Update 18/05/2019: now satisfactory. Date: Prior to 1 June 2018 work finished
I027
Linked pics: [P064]
Walgherton Disfigured sign
London Road N of Crewe Rd
Parish Boundary A51 north
SJ 68679 49173
Someone has painted over the wording on our parish sign. a Action: The sign will need cleaning and then new letters applied or painted on. Update 19/9/18: The sign has not been painted but has been damaged with something (or by someone) which has caused the letters to peel off. Update 24/02/19: no change. Update 18/05/2019: no change. action required
I030
Linked pics: [P068] [P090] [P106]
Surface breaking up near A529
Bridgemere Lane
South side of lane near junction with A529
SJ 68007 46253
Surface damage over large area. r Action: Reported. Update 24/02/19: no change. Further picture taken. Update 18/05/2019: damaged area has been marked. Ref: 3338192 Date: 19/09/2018 reported
I031
Linked pics: [P102]
Surface breaking up
London Road S of Crewe Rd
At junction with Back Lane
SJ 70206 48547
Surface in very poor condition at turnout from Back Lane on southbound carriageway f Action: Reported. Update 24/02/2019: no change. Update 18/05/2019: work complete. Ref: 3338194 Date: 19/09/2018 work finished
I032 Missing grids
London Road N of Crewe Rd
On north side of A51 after rise up from Howbeck Bridge (eastern one at locn shown)
SJ 68690 49176
Two drain covers missing. The drains are in the verge and so do not create an immediate hazard and they have been "filled" with traffic cones. r Action: Reported to CEC although this is likely to already be known. Update 07/11/2018: CEC replied "From the details provided, the Defective Ironwork at London Road, Walgherton will be assessed as part of our programmed safety inspections. Further detail of our highway safety inspection regime can be found at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/highways." Update 24/02/2019: cones have no disappeared but the covers have not been replaced. HAZARD TO PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS. Update 18/05/2019: no change. Ref: 3338195 Date: 19/09/2018 reported
I033
Linked pics: [P073] [P074] [P075] [P076] [P077]
Serious flooding east of Dagfields Entrance
Crewe Rd, Walgherton
East of Dagfields Entrance
SJ 69087 48044
In heavy rainfall, water runs off Dagfields car park and road drains are unable to take the flow leading to serious flooding across the road 100m east of entrance. r Action: Update 28/01/2019: issue discussed at PC meeting and I Bennion is planning to divert run-off to a catchment pond for slow release. Update 24/02/2019: no change but gulleys may have been cleaned and work in progress further along drainage route at Oat Eddish Farm entrance. Update 18/05/2019: work appears to be complete but gulleys have not been cleared so remains on list. Ref: CEC 3338377 Date: 20/9/18 reported
I034
Linked pics: [P086] [P103]
Gulley broken and sunken
London Road S of Crewe Rd
Opposite Oak Dene
SJ 70104 48639
Broken drain cover and drain cover subsiding. a Action: None but keep monitoring as location has been marked in white paint. Update 18/05/2019: work around grid complete but grid still broken. action required
I035
Linked pics: [P080]
Blocked and damaged gulley opposite Chapel Farm
Audlem Rd N of Crewe Rd
Adjacent to drive of Chapel
SJ 67673 48598
The gulley has sunk and been marked by CEC with white paint but it is still causing vibration and is still sunken. At the same time, it is blocked. a Action: Reported to CEC. Update 16/10/18 from CEC: "From the details provided, the Defective Ironwork at Audlem Road, Hatherton will be assessed as part of our programmed safety inspections." Update 24/02/2019: repaired but surface around gulley shows signs of breaking up again. Gulley remains blocked. Monitor and make a fresh report if necessary. Update May 2019: no change. Ref: CEC 3338387 Date: 20/9/18 action required
I036
Linked pics: [P087]
Missing chevrons at Oakes Corner
Audlem Rd S of Crewe Rd
Oakes Corner facing on-coming southbound traffic
SJ 68186 47218
Chevron sign is missing. Posts intact and appear undamaged. r Action: Reported to CEC. Update 18/05/2019: no change. Ref: CEC 3353156 Date: 25/02/2019 reported
I037
Linked pics: [P091]
Deep pothole
Lodge Lane
SJ 69357 47665
Deep water-filled hole. f Action: Reported to CEC. Update 18/05/2019: work complete. Ref: CEC 3353158 Date: 25/02/2019 work finished
I038
Linked pics: [P092]
Surface breaking up
Lodge Lane
SJ 69097 47786
Surface breaking up. r Action: Reported to CEC. Update 18/05/2019: no change. Ref: CEC 3353177 Date: 25/02/2019 reported
I039
Linked pics: [P093]
Hole in carriageway
Crewe Rd, Walgherton
SJ 69268 48265
Hole in carriageway. r Action: Reported to CEC. Update 18/05/2019: no change. Ref: CEC 3353179 Date: 25/02/2019 reported
I040
Linked pics: [P094]
Surface breaking up
Wybunbury Road
SJ 69900 49123
Road surface breaking up. r Action: Reported to CEC. Update 18/05/2019: no change. Ref: CEC 3353180 Date: 25/02/2019 reported
I041
Linked pics: [P095] [P096]
Surface breaking up
Bridgemere Lane
SJ 68605 46161 and SJ 68431 46175
SJ 68605 46161
Surface breaking up in two locations. r Action: Reported to CEC. Update 18/05/2019: work complete. Ref: CEC 3353185 Date: 25/02/2019 reported
I042
Linked pics: [P104]
Surface failing around BT manhole
London Road S of Crewe Rd
On east side of A51
SJ 69903 48837
Double manhole cover has road surface subsiding around the edge leaving metal-work proud of surface a Action: To be reported. action required
I043
Linked pics: [P098] [P099] [P100] [P101]
Damage to road surface
London Road N of Crewe Rd
SJ 69064 49231
Damaged area has been marked. Update 09/06/2019: road has been repaired f Action: None required work finished
I044
Linked pics: [P105]
Damage to road surface
Crewe Rd, Walgherton
Outside Pool Bank Farm
SJ 69476 48535
Damage to road surface a Action: Report required action required
I045
Linked pics: [P107]
Damage to road surface
Bridgemere Lane
SJ 68415 46184
Surface breaking up a Action: To be reported action required
I046
Linked pics: [P108]
Damage to road surface
Bridgemere Lane
SJ 68263 46228
Hole in surface - marked with white paint r Action: Damaged area has been marked. reported

 

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