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People are invited to have their say on proposals to reduce the speed limits as part of a highways scheme to improve road safety at a crossroads in the Moorlands

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People are invited to have their say on proposals to reduce the speed limits as part of a highways scheme to improve road safety at a crossroads in the Moorlands.

Proposals for the Freehay crossroads near Cheadle include reducing the speed limits from 60 mph to 30 mph on all four approaches, with a 40 mph buffer zone on Hollington Road.

County Councillor Mark Deaville explained that improving road safety at the crossroads had been a top priority for him for many years.

Mark said: “I’ve been listening carefully to local residents concerns about safety at the crossroads and working closely with our highways team and the Police to find a way of making the area safer.

“I believe that our proposals to reduce the speed limits at the crossroads will help improve safety and I would urge people to have their say.”

Helen Fisher, Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways at Staffordshire County Council added: “Keeping our roads safe remains one of our top priorities and Staffordshire roads continue to be amongst the safest in the country.

“We do listen to residents when they have concerns about road safety in their area and we will take action when required.”

A second phase to the scheme could also see a change to the traffic priority at the crossroads meaning that traffic travelling on School Lane and Counslow Road would have priority and traffic on Hollington Road and Rakeway Road would have to give way.

Works are set to include resurfacing work, kerb re-alignment, new signs and road markings, and the removal of a hedge which will help improve visibility for drivers is also being planned.

People have until May 29 to have their say on the reduction in speed limits, which they can do via the Staffordshire County Council’s website.

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