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Sheffield Road in Chapel-en-le-Frith re-opens

Sheffield Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith has re-opened to traffic in both directions after major work to fix a broken culvert.


The road, from its junction with Market Street to the junction with Frith Knoll Road, has been closed since 29 April 2019 while the existing culvert was replaced with a pre-cast reinforced concrete culvert.

A routine inspection had found serious structural issues with the culvert – which runs under Sheffield Road outside our highways depot.

Large cracks were found in the stone slab sections covering the culvert and structural defects were found in the masonry arches that support Sheffield Road.

If these structural issues had been left unfixed Sheffield Road could have been left at risk of collapse. Gas, electric, water, sewage pipes and phone cables – which also run under the road – could also have been damaged leading to flooding.

The work has cost around £750,000 but the culvert should last for 120 years.

Read more about  the latest work on the culvert replacement.