Mo­torists’ fury over kerb­stone road­works

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - STU­ART GREER

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

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