Good news friends, if you are planning on staying up all night or planning to have a little break away from Cranage then we highly suggest that you do on the following dates

1st April

4th April

5th April

As that is when they are planning to put the next part of the metal barrier in place, but that’s dependent on weather and if Jim turns up for the night shift

Also we have a letter which you may or not have seen from Carillion Kier on the work being carried out

Highlights are

  • using a new quieter method of installing the barriers but still some noise
  • Contact number 07792 012657 which is our site reception

Copy of letter here M6 Resident letter 7 Cranage variogard- NW v2 (3)

The information comes from Lisa Tatum part of the Smart Motorways team, you can see the official email below that was sent to Julie at the parish council

Following our conversation yesterday, I now have further detail that I can provide concerning the issues raised.

The telephone number provided on the letter is working normally, we tested it on Wednesday. If the caller rang last Friday then unfortunately it was bank holiday and hence the office was unmanned. The letter stated that the number could be called during office hours.

I did identify that voice mail messages cannot be left on this number during out of hours at this time. We are trying to resolve this issue now with our service provider. In the meantime, the number can receive text messages out of hours if residents would like us to return their call.

The usual Highways England HAIL line is always fully manned however they would not be able to provide an immediate specific response for our scheme, they would take details of the complaint and send to us to provide a response.

With reference to the distribution of last Thursdays letter. In addition to all houses on Oak Tree Lane, it also went to all properties adjacent to the M6 on Byley Lane and Middlewich Road. I have attached a map showing the areas covered by the letter drop.

In relation to the planned overnight works this week to install the remaining metal barriers for the Cranage area, unfortunately there have been some unforeseeable delays and the works was not completed last night as originally planned. It is likely that this work will now affect the Cranage area on 1st, 4th and 5thApril however, all activities will be dependent upon the weather conditions.

A further letter has now been drafted (attached for your information) and will be distributed to the same residents today/tomorrow by the site team.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions/concerns

Kind regards,

Lisa Tatem,
Assistant Project Manager,
Smart Motorways Programme

[email protected]
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