Works on Stamford New Road to be rectified following error

Work to bring Stamford New Road in Altrincham up to the desired specification is to take place in June contractors have confirmed. 

Trafford Council has invested over £3m in public realm works in Altrincham with Stamford New Road being at the heart of the transformation however, despite the works coming to completion just before the Easter holidays, the inspection of the completed highway was disappointing.

Chippings in the tarmac are of the wrong colour and type meaning the surface does not appear how it should.

Helen Jones, Corporate Director for Economic Growth, Environment and Infrastructure, said: “The council has invested a lot of time and money in planning and undertaking the works which will significantly improve the pedestrian and traffic flow in the area in addition to its appearance. 

Following an inspection of the final works on Stamford New Road, the council was disappointed to find that the road surface was not completed to the agreed standard with the contractor meaning the long-awaited unveiling didn’t have the desired high impact we expected.  Whilst this will mean some further short-term disruption, it is important that it is right.”

Contractors have confirmed the works will take place over four / five nights from 12th June and will coincide with works on Stamford New Road which BT are doing to install superfast Broadband.  

Posted on Thursday 25th May 2017