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A534 Sandbach road approaching Congleton at the Zebra crossing for West Heath Shopping Centre.

Reported via mobile in the Zebra Crossing category anonymously at 19:39, Monday 12 February 2024

Sent to Cheshire East Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 5568362.

There is an ongoing speeding problem on the A534 Sandbach Road as it enters Congleton. This stretch of road from adjacent to the West Heath Shopping Centre to the Roundabout as the road enters Congleton is currently subject to a 30MPH speed restriction.

Residents who live on either side of the carriageway on this stretch frequently complain to me about cars and particularly lorries that are travelling at speeds much faster than this.

Whilst working recently on the side of this stretch of road (hedge trimming) it has now become obvious to me that the speed of some vehicles approaching Congleton on the A534 is very definitely excessive and dangerous.

This stretch of the A534 as it approaches Congleton is initially subject to a 40MPH speed limit which changes to 30MPH just before the entrance to West Heath Shopping Centre.

However, the 30MPH signposts are in fact either partially or wholly covered/ blocked out by the traffic lights that accompany the zebra crossing at the same point in the road. (see pictures attached)

This may offer a possible explanation as to why some drivers appear not to not realise that they should be slowing down to 30MPH ?

I would like to have an opportunity to show this issue to a relevant member of your team so they can explain to me how we have ended up with traffic lights blocking out an important speed restriction sign ?

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    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 19:39, Monday 12 February 2024

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Cheshire East Council at 09:40, Monday 19 February 2024

  • We have now written to you by email and consider the matter to be resolved.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 12:46, Monday 19 February 2024

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