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Programme of highways works for area

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County councillors in the Staffordshire Moorlands have joined fellow members across the county in allocating specific road improvements to take place across their area. The works are part of the Staffordshire County Council’s ‘Divisional Highway Programme’ (DHP)

County councillors in the Staffordshire Moorlands have joined fellow members across the county in allocating specific road improvements to take place across their area.

The works are part of the Staffordshire County Council’s ‘Divisional Highway Programme’ (DHP).

A spokesman for the council said: “Each county councillor has a DHP which provides the council with a platform to prioritise local highway issues that may not otherwise meet the intervention criteria, for further investigation. These priorities are reviewed twice a year.”

In the latest round of works, councillor Mark Deaville has allocated the following works within the settlement of Upper Tean to take place during 2022/23:

Amendments to the current TRO to extend restrictions at St Thomas Road and New Road.

A feasibility study to explore options available to reduce the volume of traffic and to reduce speed on Breach Lane.

Replace the existing 30mph signs with new 30mph plates with ‘Please Drive Carefully’ supplementary plates on Cheadle Road.

This would also include replacing the existing worn village boundary sign with the new ‘Please Drive Carefully’ text along with installing 30mph roundels on the carriageway to support the new signage.

Additionally, on Cheadle Road, install two new school children crossing warning signs with the ‘Patrol’ supplementary plate on a yellow backing board, on both of the A522 Cheadle Road approaches to the school patrol.

Finally, to amend the TRO to extend existing double yellow lines along Hollington Road.

Meanwhile, councillor Mike Worthington has allocated the following works in his patch of Kingsley, Oakamoor, Cotton and Wetley Rocks:

Raise parking restrictions to prevent obstructing the passage of buses which are currently required to suspend service at school times on Holt Lane, Kingsley.

Make changes to the A521 crossroad signage and slow markings along the A521.

To reduce the speed limit from the national speed limit to 30mph to cover properties and primary schools on Cotton Lane, Cotton.

In Oakamoor, a speed/volume survey should be carried out on Church Bank in the Summer holidays aligning with the Alton Towers Traffic.

Finally, in Wetley Rocks, extend parking restrictions adjacent to schools and school Keep Clear to be made enforceable on Mill Lane.

Councillor Ross Ward has allocated the following changes to be made on roads in his ward of Caverswall and Cellarhead:

On Caverswall Road, Caverswall, junction protection markings to be put at the junction of Caverswall Road/S521 Uttoxeter Road.

Junction protection markings to be put at the junction of Southlowe Road/Cellarhead Road in Cellarhead.

To find out more and see the full programme of works for the whole of the county, go online to:

https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Highways/Managing-the-highway-asset/Highway-Programmes.aspx

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