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Monday, 1 June 2020

Average speed cameras in Eaton address residents’ concerns


Cheshire East Council will be installing two new average speed cameras on the A536 in Eaton, Congleton as part of the wider package of mitigation measures for the Congleton Link Road. The scheme has been made possible after a successful bid by Cheshire East’s highways team to the Department for Transport for road safety measures along the route between Congleton and Macclesfield.

The work will start on 1 June and is scheduled to be completed by 10 June. Lane closures will be in place between from 9:30am - 3:30pm daily.

The move is part of the Department for Transport Safer Roads Fund initiative and additional average speed cameras on the A536 will be installed later this financial year. The existing cameras on the A537 “Cat and Fiddle” road will also be upgraded as part of the scheme. These new digital cameras reflect the council’s continued commitment to improving road safety across the borough.

The cameras, which are installed to enforce the speed limits, are operated in partnership with Cheshire Constabulary. Since their introduction in the 1990s, safety cameras have been an effective way of enforcing traffic speeds and reducing the number of people killed or injured on the roads.

Councillor Laura Crane, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for highways and waste, said: “This scheme is expected to improve safety and reduce speeding on the A536, Eaton and help mitigate the impacts in the village of the Congleton Link Road. Working alongside the police, we are committed to making our roads as safe as they can be for those that use them.

“I’d also like to thank residents for their patience and support during the construction. These new cameras are part of a series of mitigation measures to address road safety concerns of local residents.”

Cheshire East work in partnership with other organisations to improve road safety. For more information visit: https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/highways_and_roads/road-safety/road-safety.aspx

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