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Traffic lights knocked into hedge

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Traffic lights at a crossroads, which had been knocked into a hedge, caused traffic chaos at the weekend. There are currently temporary traffic lights situated at the Freehay Crossroads near Cheadle, a site which is earmarked for further traffic improvements by Staffordshire County Council.

Traffic lights at a crossroads, which had been knocked into a hedge, caused traffic chaos at the weekend.

There are currently temporary traffic lights situated at the Freehay Crossroads near Cheadle, a site which is earmarked for further traffic improvements by Staffordshire County Council.

Over the weekend, one of the sets of lights was knocked into a hedge, leaving drivers confused about the current set up of the roads.

Driver, Mrs Wood from Cheadle, said: “I was travelling towards the Freehay Crossroads from the direction of Mobberley.

“As I approached the junction, I noticed the absence of the traffic lights.

“Perplexed I waited a decent length of time to see if the lights were missing from the other approaches.

“I then neared the junction but remained behind the stop line, just at that moment a car appeared on my left.

“The man driving must have thought I had ignored the lights and gesticulated to me.

“Luckily for me there were two gentlemen cyclists who came to my rescue, and I suppose they were as mystified as I was as to the whereabouts of the lights.

“They then made sure that the junction was safe for me to cross over safely.”

Staffordshire County Council confirmed, on Monday, that their highways team had received reports that the traffic lights had been pushed into the hedge sometime over the weekend and that crews attended the site first thing on Monday morning to reposition the lights.

The council also confirmed that work to progress a more permanent solution at the crossroads “is ongoing.”

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  • Temporary lights 😂😂😂😂😂
    Written by Nige walker, July 30, 2020 - Reply
  • Alternative suggestions: Put the junction back to how it was before and add very heavy rumble strips from all directions. Do not change the priorities. No traffic lights Alternatively make it a staggered junction so that there is no straight across route ...maybe with a mini roundabout. Make use of a speed limit and speed cameras in conjunction with either of these? Has anyone analysed which directions the cars causing the accidents have come from? The current situation doesn't work as too many people simply ignore it making it even more dangerous fir those not familiar with the junction.
    Written by Sue G, July 30, 2020 - Reply

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