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Road reopening welcomed by Didsbury businesses

Local firms in West Didsbury can now get on with their trading again after regional water company United Utilities announced the end of large scale drainage maintenance works as part of their River Mersey improvements scheme.

Since the start of January Burton Road had been closed to allow for the building of a new sewer overflow chamber. Last Wednesday the road was made accessible again, meaning relief for those using the busy junction with Lapwing Lane and Cavendish Road.

The water company has made a point of praising local traders for their understanding while the £1.4 million project was being carried out by the drainage engineers.

Project manager at United Utilities, Gary Marsh, said:

“It’s great news for everyone in West Didsbury that we’ve got Burton Road open again, in time for the Easter weekend.

“We had to overcome some hurdles, including redesigning parts of our work to avoid gas pipes and telephone cables. But the team have really pulled out all the stops, working weekends, to make sure we finished on time.

“We know the work has been disruptive, and I’d like to say a big thank you to local people for their patience.”