DRIVERS are being warned to expect roadworks this summer and autumn as utilities companies look to get to work following the easing of lockdown.

While stricter Covid-19 restrictions were in place, many third-party and utility roadwork schemes were postponed, leading to an increase in requests to carry out works in the coming months.

Meanwhile, both Cheshire East and West councils will be carrying out their own roadworks during drier spells of weather, which are the ideal conditions for repairing surfaces.

Cllr Laura Crane, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for highways and waste, said: “During the lockdown period, the highways team did all it could to keep the roads safe and accessible.

“As the constraints have eased, we now need to get on with maintaining and improving roads while utility companies will need to get on with their delayed works.

"We will ensure the road space is managed carefully and coordinated to minimise delays as much as possible.

“However, it is inevitable there will be some disruption and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience. We would ask drivers to be patient and plan ahead."

Drivers can check for any upcoming roadworks in their area online at