Roadworks on A56 in Frodsham

Roadworks on the A56 in Frodsham will start on Monday 22 October on a 16-day permit. The works are expected to take between 10 and 12 days, including weekends. Work will be suspended on Thursdays for Frodsham market.

Zayo Group is installing ducts and building access chambers on the A56 for future fibre cables between Sutton Weaver and Helsby. They aim to achieve this the safest and quickest ways possible. Through busier areas such as Frodsham this will involve directional drilling to minimise disruption. Residents and businesses directly affected will receive a letter from the company shortly.

Similar works will take place along the A56 in Helsby from 15 October.

A56 Main Street / High Street Frodsham

Drilling to start Monday 22 October on a 16 day permit (16 days is the worst case scenario, with works expected to be completed within 10 – 12 days including weekend works and excluding Thursdays due to Frodsham Market). Parking bays will be suspended in sections with advanced warning signs for the bays to be used. Drills will be done in approximately 100 metre sections with 3-way lights to be used for Drill 7 – Drill 9.

Drill 1 – from Chapel Fields to Marsh Lane (this is so the drilling rig can be situated in the parking bays so as not to cause too much disruption)

Drill 2 – from Chapel Fields to Old Hall Hotel

Drill 3 – from Old Hall Hotel to outside no. 107

Drill 4 – from outside no. 107 to red telephone box

Drill 5 – from red telephone box to bus stop

Drill 6 – from bus stop to Alexandra Mews (lane closure to be used here as the road is wide enough to maintain 2-way traffic – Sunday works here)

Drill 7 – from Alexandra Mews to opposite St. Luke’s Church (traffic management to be used here 2/3-way signals)

Drill 8 – from St. Luke’s Church to St. Hilda’s Drive

Drill 9 – from St. Hilda’s Drive to bus stop next to Chinese Delight then open cutting approx. 30m to join into the existing network by Bridgewater Close.

The local streetworks inspector will be monitoring the works and making sure they are carrying out the work as agreed.

All the work will be completed before the Frodsham’s Christmas Festival on 24th November.

For further information, please contact Cheshire West & Chester Council’s Streetwork team on