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2 mile daily tailback going North to Monks Heath crossroads

Reported via desktop in the Permanent Traffic Lights category anonymously at 22:00, Wednesday 20 September 2023

Sent to Cheshire East Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 5015558.

Every morning there is about 2 miles of queue going northwards past Capesthorne Hall towards Monks Heath crossroads/ traffic lights at about 8am. The traffic lights need altering so that more traffic can go through them northwards towards Manchester to prevent the queues of 15-20 minutes causing commuter misery and traffic pollution from idling stationary vehicles. Nothing has been done since I reported this issue a few months ago, please action this urgently. There aren’t even any roadworks and there must be a couple of hundred vehicles queuing at any one time at rush hour due to one set of traffic lights which is unacceptable. The queues go back from the Monks Heath crossroads in Nether Alderley to near Siddington crossroads on the A34. This has happened for years. Regards

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    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 22:00, Wednesday 20 September 2023

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Cheshire East Council at 13:53, Monday 16 October 2023

  • We deal with defects based on the level of immediate risk. We have assessed the issue and it does not present an immediate risk to highway users at this time. As the problem you have reported is not causing an immediate safety issue we will now look at the best long- term approach for this location. We keep all roads and highway assets safe through our routine inspections. If anything is identified as a risk during a future inspection, we will take action to deal with it as appropriate.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 15:22, Friday 20 October 2023

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