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Monday, 24 June 2019

Long-delayed traffic lights to be installed in Wistaston

Reporter Jonathan White
Traffic lights will finally be installed at the A530 (Middlewich Road)/Wistaston Green Road junction in Wistaston in forthcoming weeks with work due to be completed during July 2019.
The traffic lights are adjacent to The Rising Sun Inn and the new Bellway ‘Kingfisher Reach’ housing development, https://www.bellway.co.uk/new-homes/north-west/kingfisher-reach .
The Cheshire East Highways roadworks will involve temporary traffic lights, along with the closure of Wistaston Green Road on 1st and 2nd July 2019 for resurfacing work, https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/highways_and_roads/roadworks/latest-roadworks.aspx
The months of delays prior to the roadworks have been caused by severe issues on site with uncharted services and defective highway drains.
Frustrated motorists have already had to comprehend with roadside barriers and cones narrowing the road at the junction, ramps, and temporary traffic lights. The closure of Wistaston Green Road earlier this year forced some motorists to take an unofficial detour through The Rising Sun Nurseries business premises to avoid a much longer journey.
Completion of the roadworks will come as a relief to road users who have vented their anger and frustration on local social media relating to numerous difficulties including entering and exiting the busy & notoriously dangerous A530 (Middlewich Road), and the potholes, ruts, protruding grids, mud and a concealed entrance on Wistaston Green Road.
There are also concerns amongst local residents that road sections in Wistaston may become accident black-spots on completion of the two new housing estates - ‘Kingfisher Reach’ and nearby ‘Wistaston Brook’ - which will add hundreds of additional vehicles to the village.









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