Motorists’ fury over kerbstone roadworks
FURIOUS motorists and residents have slammed ‘nightmare’ roadworks causing long-delays at a key junction into town.
Cheshire East Council is realigning kerbs at the junction linking Chester Road, Chelford Road, Fallibroome Road and Gawsworth Road.
Four-way traffic lights went up last Wednesday and work is due to be completed by February 19.
Mark Le Moignan, who owns Broken Cross Paint Supplies, on Chelford Road, said the roadworks had hit his business hard.
He said: “I’ve lost probably about £2,000 in orders in the last week.
“Customers simply can- not get to the area. It’s really bad.
“There’s also a dangerous situation developing with people so sick of waiting they are chancing it through the red lights.”
Motorists and bus passengers have complained about queues of more than a mile on Chelford Road, and delays of up to an hour passing through Broken Cross.
On the Express Facebook page, Ian Heslop, from Henbury, said traffic is queuing past The Blacksmiths pub every morning and evening, while Heather Wright said there were ‘huge’ queues on Saturday.
Freya Davison said her daily bus journeys had been badly affected.
Others bemoaned the lack of signs about the works.
Dougie Brown said: “No road work signs until you’re right on top of it.”
Danielle Malvern said: “It’s disgraceful that there are no warning signs from any direction.
Meanwhile, residents on roads nearby have blasted the impact it has had on them.
Mel Anie, who lives near the leisure centre, said getting to and from home was ‘ an absolute nightmare’.
Samantha Miller said: “It is also causing chaos on the surrounding narrow roads as people tried to avoid Broken Cross, Anderton’s Lane was absolute chaos on Thursday.”
Other motorists suggested the council work at night or in the holidays to reduce disruption.
The council did not respond to request for a comment.
●● Roadworks at Broken Cross, Macclesfield