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Speed reduction for much-used road

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A frequently used road in the Moorlands is set for an extended speed limit reduction. Ashbourne Road in Cheadle is used by commuters every day and soon they could be required to limit their speed to 30 miles-per-hour along another 250-metre section of the road.

A frequently used road in the Moorlands is set for an extended speed limit reduction.

Ashbourne Road in Cheadle is used by commuters every day and soon they could be required to limit their speed to 30 miles-per-hour along another 250-metre section of the road.

Mass housing development works are taking place on land south of Thorley Drive, which detaches off Ashbourne Road.

A statement from Staffordshire County Council said: “As part of its ongoing review of safety of the highway network, Staffordshire County Council are proposing to introduce an extended 30 miles-per-hour speed limit along B5032 Ashbourne Road at Cheadle.

“The proposal is being put forward by the Highway Authority following the granting of planning permission by the district council for a residential development on land south of Thorley Drive serviced by a new priority junction to B5032 Ashbourne Road.

“The reduction in the signed speed limit is to promote the safety of highway users.”

Councillor David Williams, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Staffordshire County Council added: “Keeping our roads safe is our priority and our roads continue to be amongst the safest in the country.

“We are looking at the possibility of extending the 30 miles-per-hour speed limit on the road. These are proposals at this stage and we are currently inviting views from residents, businesses and partner organisations.”

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5 Comments

  • 30mph is an outdated speed limit for modern cars, without enforcement the limit will be ignored like other 30mph speed limits around the area. 40mph would be more realistic speed limit, however road widening works would be a better use of highways monies.
    Written by Simon Cadman, February 14, 2022 - Reply
  • I agree with Simon, useless to just put up signs, unless its enforced. Luckily its easy to enforce 30mph... Just refuse to keep a good road surface as they have been doing and presto, everyone slows down to avoid pot holes and standing water! Focus on fixing the roads then you'll get more speeding ticket revenue! Haha!
    Written by Matt, February 14, 2022 - Reply
  • As the other two people have said, Nobody takes any notice of the 30mph limit now so what good is extending it another 250 meters. My father lives on this road at the narrowest point at the junction with Thorley drive & Kingfisher estate. He used to see a camera van parked outside his house but it came after people had gone to work and it went before people come home so I doubt it caught anyone. It hasn’t been there now in ages. Some cars coming down towards town are well in excess of the limit
    Written by Robert Kent, February 14, 2022 - Reply
  • Alton road needs to be lowered in speed in the town of threapwood Hot spot for accidents at the moment Houses are close to the road including a lot of family cottages Alton is 30 mph Cheadle is 30 mph Please extend to protect all the villages!
    Written by Amelia plant, February 14, 2022 - Reply
  • When I see the traffic speeding past my house it's quite obvious the limit isn't enforced,like the other two chaps said limit signs need to be in place
    Written by John watson, February 18, 2022 - Reply

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