Urgent review needed for dangerous Crewe Road

Crewe Guardian: Urgent review needed for dangerous Crewe Road Urgent review needed for dangerous Crewe Road

WISASTON councillors are calling on residents to take part in an ‘urgent’ review of what they believe is a dangerous Crewe Road.

Cheshire East’s Wistaston Ward councillors, Margaret Simon and Jacquie Weatherill, met with the council leader Michael Jones and Kevin Melling, head of Highways and Transport, to discuss the A534 Crewe/Nantwich Road.

The councillors have ongoing and increasing concerns about the number of accidents and incidents and have been promised a safety review, including a local public consultation.

Clr Simon said: “Jacquie and I are very concerned about the number of accidents, not only reported and recorded but also unreported, which have taken place on Crewe Road Wistaston and Willaston.

“It is a very busy road, running through a built up residential area. It has a speed limit of 40mph and the perception of many residents is that this is often exceeded, in particular, during the hours of darkness when many of the incidents occur.

“This review is urgently needed in our Ward. Many Crewe Road residents have been in touch with us recently saying that they have had enough and that their quality of life is being badly affected.”

Clr Weatherill added: “I am at last delighted that, after our meeting with the officers, they were listened to and will be acted upon.

“I urge our residents to take a very active part in the public consultation that we have been promised.”

Crewe Road resident Rob Knight said he has been in close contact with councillors over the road’s safety and is delighted it has been addressed by the council leader.

“My wife and I have been involved in helping with traumatic incidents very close to our home,” he said. A review of road safety is much needed, there must be ways of making this road less dangerous.”

Fellow Crewe Road resident Helen Daniels urged people to take part in the consultation.

“That is the only way for the Council to get to understand our fears and concerns,” she said.

“I suspect that we have had many more accidents than either the Council or police know about.”

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1:17pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Scripsit says...

As a resident of Nantwich Road and a frequent user of the A534, I would certainly agree with the concerns expressed by Margaret Simon and Jacquie Weatherill. I have never quite understood why there is a 40mph speed limit on a road that runs through a residential area. I think that far more should be done, both to reduce the speed (by, for example, installing illuminated 'Reduce your speed' signs), and to completely remove the juggernauts that thunder past, often in the early hours, literally shaking our houses as they go. Why, why, why are they not being diverted onto the bypass, where they belong?
As a resident of Nantwich Road and a frequent user of the A534, I would certainly agree with the concerns expressed by Margaret Simon and Jacquie Weatherill. I have never quite understood why there is a 40mph speed limit on a road that runs through a residential area. I think that far more should be done, both to reduce the speed (by, for example, installing illuminated 'Reduce your speed' signs), and to completely remove the juggernauts that thunder past, often in the early hours, literally shaking our houses as they go. Why, why, why are they not being diverted onto the bypass, where they belong? Scripsit

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