Posted on Wednesday 6th October 2021
A highways scheme to improve road safety at a junction near Cheadle in the Staffordshire Moorlands has started.
The improvements at Freehay Crossroads, being carried out by Staffordshire County Council will see the installation of permanent four-way traffic lights, carriageway resurfacing and improved signs.
Work is expected to take around four to five weeks to complete.
A diversion will be in place for three nights whilst the resurfacing takes place.
Currently the resurfacing is expected to be carried out during the week commencing 25th October.
David Williams, Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways at Staffordshire County Council said:
“Keeping our roads safe remains a priority for the county council and our roads continue to be amongst the safest in the country.
"We do listen to residents when they have concerns about road safety in their area and it's great news that work on a permanent scheme is underway.
Crews will be doing there upmost to keep any disruption to a minimum during the work and I would like to thank drivers in advance for their co-operation."
County Councillor Mark Deaville also said it was great news that work on the safety scheme had started.
"Improving road safety at Freehay Crossroads has been a major priority of mine for a number of years now and I'm delighted to see work underway.
“I know these crossroads very well and prior to the temporary lights being installed, I have witnessed some incredibly careless and dangerous driving here, with collisions on a regular basis.
"The improvements here along with the reduced speed limits we introduced back in 2019 I'm sure will all help make a real difference to road safety in the area."