Traffic calming measures to be introduced by Cheshire East Council to support a wider package of measures to mitigate any impact on local roads from the new £90 million Congleton Link Road.
The project has been planned to deter traffic from using these roads as shortcuts and to prevent speeding.
The mitigation measures will see a variety of improvements, including the introduction of traffic lanes at a junction, the installation of mini-roundabouts at junctions, new chicanes, a zebra crossing and dropped kerbs to aid pedestrians and cyclists. Vehicle-activated signs, to monitor and display approaching traffic speeds, will also be introduced.
Councillor Laura Crane, Cheshire East Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Waste, said: “This scheme should improve safety and reduce speeding on Padgbury Lane and Wallhill Lane – and help mitigate the impacts on surrounding routes of the Congleton Link Road. The new measures demonstrate our continued commitment to improving road safety across the borough.
Council Deputy Leader, Craig Browne, said: “Congleton Link Road is a £90m scheme which opens up new sites for housing and employment in the town as well as improving the highway links across the borough. The council is injecting £24m into the project with funding also coming from central government and developer contributions.
“These measures will ensure the benefits of the new road are maximised with minimum impact on the local community.”