120m town road closure prompts 7.7-mile detour

120m town road closure prompts 7.7-mile detour
 

Townsfolk and businesses have been left in chaos, after water main work prompted a 7.7-mile detour.
A 120m section of Front Street, in Alston, has been closed since Tuesday, to allow contractor Amey to carry out what are described as "urgent investigation works" on a water main.
However, the remote town only has one way through it, and so the short closure has prompted a 7.7-mile detour.
Alix Martin, Alston Moor parish councillor, said: "There is one road through the town of Alston and if it is blocked or closed chaos ensues.
"Alston folk realise that maintenance of... read more

 
31 August 2017 in Regional North West , Views: 41
Source: News & Star
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