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Road Closure Near Leighton Hospital

Update - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Smithy Lane has now reopened to all traffic from both directions.

Minor works are continuing outside of peak travel times but these are not expected to impact on access to the Leighton Hospital site.

The Trust would like to thank all patients, visitors and staff for their patience and understanding during these essential roadworks.


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Update - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Smithy Lane is now partially reopened, but from the Middlewich Road end ONLY.

This means that both the Main Entrance and the Emergency Department entrance are again accessible via Smithy Lane – however, the section between the Main Entrance and the mini roundabout will remain closed for the remaining duration of the works.

As result of the reopening, the remaining closed section of Smithy Lane will now be closed to ALL traffic (with the exception of emergency vehicles) – all vehicles approaching the hospital from the Bradfield Road end of Smithy Lane will be required to follow the diversion signage as per existing arrangements in order to reach one of the three site entrance points.

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Original Notice

Patients and visitors to Leighton Hospital in Crewe are being advised of significant road works that are due to take place outside the hospital, commencing over the Easter weekend.

Smithy Lane will be closed to traffic from 12.01am on the morning of Friday, April 3, for around four weeks.  This is to allow the essential installation of a new electricity substation to aid the current and future development of hospital services.

Ambulances and other emergency vehicles will continue to access the hospital, and buses, cyclists and pedestrians will still be able to use the main entrance on Smithy Lane.

Patients and visitors travelling in their own vehicles will be diverted to the hospital’s Middlewich Road entrance near to the Treatment Centre (signposted as “Entrance Three”).  Once on-site, these vehicles will then be directed to the main entrance and all other car parks.

Those attending the hospital are advised to allow for extra time for their journey to and from the site.

Advanced warning notices are currently in place on all of the major approach roads to the hospital to advise the public of the upcoming closure, and clear signage detailing alternative routes will be on display for the duration of the works.

Leighton Hospital is well served by local public transport, with a bus arriving on-site approximately every nine minutes. Further information on the bus routes which serve the hospital can be found online at www.traveline-northwest.co.uk.