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Junction of Swanley Lane and Ravens Lane/Tally Ho Lane

Reported via desktop in the Conditions of Signs category anonymously at 15:55, Friday 15 April 2022

Sent to Cheshire East Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3461655.

There is a safety related issue at the junction of Swanley Lane and Ravens Lane/Tally Ho Lane beside the layby near the windmill.

When approaching this junction from the direction of Monks Lane, the Give Way sign is not not easily seen as it has been partially toppled and is obscured by a tree branch (see attached photo). Upon reaching the junction itself, the view to the right (to check if there is traffic approaching from the direction of Cuckoo Lane) is obscured by a tree.

Not suggesting that a great deal can be done about the tree however the obscuration of the Give Way sign is a safety concern and even a few minutes observing traffic at this location shows a significant fraction of drivers not slowing down / pausing - and near misses are a common occurrence.

Given the proximity of this junction to the cross-roads of Cuckoo Lane / Ravens Lane / A41 Wrexham Road, which is an accident black-spot that is currently under consideration for safety related improvements, please consider addressing the above issues before an accident occurs.

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  • Thank you for contacting Cheshire East Highways. We have logged your enquiry and passed it to a member of our team.

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    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 15:55, Friday 15 April 2022

  • We have assessed your report and have arranged to carry out work as soon as possible.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 15:12, Wednesday 18 May 2022

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