FURTHER disruption is expected for residents in a southern section of Chester, with a full closure of a main road.

Currently a one-way system is in place on a section of Lache Lane, between the Green Lane junction (Lache Donkey Sanctuary) and Rough Hill, to allow the installation of a rising main from Decoy farm to Lache Hall Crescent.

Cheshire West and Chester Council said the works, being carried out by AJC Construction, involve the excavation of 16 pits and three sections of open cut excavation, to allow the installation of the rising main.

The one-way traffic system currently prevents traffic heading into Chester between Decoy Farm (after the roundabout junction with Rough Hill) and the 30mph limit at Lache.

The national speed limit for that section of road has also been reduced from 60mph to 30mph for outbound traffic, so works can be carried out safely.

However, the road section will be completely closed between May 23 and May 27 to facilitate safe working on the highway.

Works are expected to be completed by June 6.

Additionally, temporary three-way traffic lights are in place at the junction of Lache Lane and Lache Hall Crescent as part of the same works.

Separately, Network Rail, which has been carrying out works at the Green Lane railway crossing this week, will be carrying out resurfacing works at Dodleston Lane, Pulford. A through route will not always be available and any vehicles not requiring access to properties on the length of road should use the alternative routes.

The Network Rail works are expected to begin on May 8 and the works are expected to take six days to complete.