Chester Drain Site Investigation Works: Update

Over the coming weeks Cheshire West and Chester Council are undertaking preparatory site investigations along the route for the forthcoming city centre drainage tunnel. These investigations are necessary infrastructure works prior to the main works starting later in the autumn.

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s highways teams are working very closely with the contractors to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum. However, some traffic congestion is inevitable especially at peak times.

A certain amount of inconvenience is inevitable with work of this type and they would greatly appreciate your patience whilst the works are being undertaken. The 6 Investigation Zones and impacts are summarised below:

ActivityLocation & ImpactExpected Start DateExpected End Date
Investigation Zone 1Outside Crowne Plaza
Single lane closures along St Martins Way
Investigation Zone 2Grosvenor Road
Single lane closures on roundabout and Grosvenor Road
Investigation Zone 3Nicholas St
Single lane closures both directions
Investigation Zone 4Nuns Road
Closure Southbound only
Investigation Zone 5University & Court (former County Hall) Car Park30/77/8
Investigation Zone 6Castle Drive
Closure from Grosvenor Rd to Little Roodee CP entrance

For more information on the drainage tunnel see:

Drainage Tunnel – Frequently Asked Questions