Roadworks in Chester set to finish

For the last 7 months there's been traffic chaos for residents in Chester as major roadwork's at Sainsbury's roundabout takes place.

The roundabout near Sainsbury's in Boughton in Chester has undergone major changes. It's changed from a roundabout to a hamburger junction. There are only 4 other junctions like this in the UK.

As the roadworks come to an end, We've been speaking to the company behind the works and the people who've had to live through them.

Heart's Natasia Moore drove on the new junction to see what residents and businesses were all complaining about. 

Well Commercial Estates spokesperson says:

'The roundabout improvement works are on programme and will be completed in December in line with the original agreed time frame. The night time works which have recently been undertaken were requested by the Local Authority to minimise delay to the public through normal working hours.

'The design of the roundabout has not changed and is suitable for HGVs to use safely. We have undertaken some minor improvements that will benefit HGVs involving relocating some of the original signal poles and providing dropped kerbs. Improvements of this nature are common practice with major highway improvement schemes of the type being implemented at Boughton Heath Roundabout.

 'A landscaping plan was not required as part of the original planning permission for the roundabout. However, in response to resident requests CEG is making a significant investment in landscaping works to the roundabout including high quality turfing, landscaped feature mounds incorporating locally sourced sandstone to create rockery and shrubbery features as well as the planting of 30 trees. Completion of the main highway works will be on programme with the additional landscaping works requested by the local authority and residents being completed by the 9th December. This element of the work will require minimal traffic management and should not affect vehicular movements around the junction. The new planting scheme will provide a much improved environment over and above that which existed previously.

'It has been agreed to award a contract for a five-figure sum to Roots and Shoots for the provision of the trees, general planting and turfing for the roundabout.'