Work begins on Frodsham street

 

Frodsham street will be closed from Monday (27 June) as the public realm improvements begin. The improvements will take approximately six months and will hopefully coincide with the opening of the world class bus interchange, and create a more attractive gateway to the city.

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World class bus station opening Spring 2017. Pic by Chris Jeffery

 

Frodsham street will be closed and traffic routes through the city will change. Buses that currently use Frodsham Street to access Foregate Street will need to be routed differently and from 27 June they will use Love Street and Foregate Street.  Work has begun to put three bus stops in Love Street and widen the pavement outside Argos in Foregate Street to create more space for bus passengers.  Bus stops will also be used on Vicars Lane and the Bars.

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New temporary road surface

 

To ease the flow of traffic and maintain services for businesses and residents, it has also been necessary to join Eastgate Street to Foregate Street. A temporary road surface has been laid in place of the existing paved area outside the Royal Bank of Scotland.  Traffic will use the temporary road while Frodsham Street is closed.

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New bus route ..

 

The Council have stressed that all businesses in Frodsham street will be open as normal during the works. Councillor Brian Clarke said that  : “Staff from the Council’s Planning and Strategic Transport Team will be out and about wearing high-vis in Frodsham Street, Foregate Street and Love Street on Monday 27 June to give advice and guidance to bus passengers if needed.”

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Argos bus stop under construction. Pic by Chris Jeffery

 

The new bus stops are as follows:

Foregate Street (near Argos)

Stop A

Bus number Bus service
7 Vicars Cross
8 Vicars Cross, Pipers Ash (evenings and Sundays)
9 Pipers Ash
21 Helsby, Frodsham (Sundays)
26, 28 Guilden Sutton, Elton, Ince
C56 Farndon and Wrexham
82 Tarvin, Kelsall, Northwich
83 Tiverton, Bunbury, Nantwich (Tuesdays only)
84 Tarvin, Tarporley, Nantwich, Crewe

Stop B

Bus number Bus service
26 Countess Hospital, Wervin, Ellesmere Port
PR1 Wrexham Road (Park and Ride)
PR2 Boughton Heath (Park and Ride)
X8 Chester Zoo, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, Liverpool

Stop C

Bus number Bus service
City Rail Link Chester Railway Station
1, 3, 4, X4 Chester Railway Station

Stop D

Bus number Bus service
PR1 Upton (Park and Ride)

Love Street (near Café Nero)

Stop E

Bus number Bus service
9 Connah’s Quay, Mold
16 Handbridge, Lache, Saltney
DB1 Handbridge, Westminster Park, Dodleston, Higher Kinnerton, Caergwrle, Treuddyn, Mold
DB2 Handbridge, Curzon Park, Saltney Ferry
T1 Connah’s Quay, Flint, Holywell, Greenfield
X1 Mold, Ruthin (infrequent service)

Stop F

  • Alighting only for terminating services

Vicars Lane (near St John’s Church)

Stop G

Bus number Bus service
1 Chester Business Park, Rossett, Wrexham
3 Broughton, Penyffordd, Buckley, Mold
4 Broughton, Hawarden, Buckley, Mold
X4 Chester Business Park, Hawarden, Buckley, Mold

The Bars

Stop L

Bus number Bus service
5 Boughton, Huntington
41, 41A, 41B Waverton, Tattenhall, Whitchurch

Thanks to Chris Jeffery for use of photographs

 

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4 comments

  1. Will the car park in frodsham st still be open and how will we get in and out of it? This seems to have been ignored!!

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