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CALL FOR ‘URGENT’ WORK AT FREEHAY BLACKSPOT

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20 JUL

CALL FOR ‘URGENT’ WORK AT FREEHAY BLACKSPOT

By timesecholife on in Latest News

Town Councillor demands urgent action

A TOWN councillor has demanded urgent action at Freehay crossroads.
Cheadle Town Council member, Richard Alcock, is urging motorists to report any near-misses or accidents at the notorious blackspot in a bid to get a clear picture of how frequently drivers are over-shooting the junction.
At a meeting of Cheadle Town Council’s committee on Monday 3rd July, Staffordshire County Councillor, Mark Deaville, underlined his “massive concern” over Freehay crossroads and assured councillors urgent action would be taken.
Cllr Alcock told the Times and Echo last week: “A local girl stopped me this morning and said she’d had three near misses up there.
“Another local resident reckons there’s 20 cars a day going over that crossroads and never stopping.
“Who’s going to repair the railings on the crossroad? There’s a bridle way up there, a horse could get seriously injured.
“The insurance company of whoever knocked them down should have paid for repairs.
“It can’t wait for reports, local people who have got the right of way are stopping in case someone is coming and can’t stop.
“It’s a matter of extreme urgency – every day I get comments off local people of near-misses.
“People can report it to me or report it to the town council to help us get the evidence – every time they have a near miss, really please report it.”
Staffordshire County Councillor Mark Deaville reassured readers that their concerns were being addressed.
He said: “Road safety is my main priority, particularly road safety in my own local area.
“Of course I know the crossroads very well and fully understand the concerns that local people have with regard to the recent spate of incidents here.
“I share their concerns and assure everyone that priority has been placed on these works and the work will be carried out as soon as possible.
“Work to refresh the white lines and road markings has already been completed and work to refresh the red surfacing is being explored.
“Highways officers have also revisited the site and additional work is to be undertaken to cut back the hedges to improve driver visibility at the junction.
“This will also improve the visibility of the Vehicle Activated Sign on School Lane which should encourage drivers to slow down.”

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