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By Tarvin Webteam - 24th July 2014 6:00am
At the last Parish Council Meeting in the "Public Forum" slot at the start of the meeting an Oscroft resident made a very strong case for action about the "rat run" that exists down Cross Lanes between Oscroft and Tarvin.
Often a bypass does not solve a traffic congestion problem but merely moves it to the next pinch point. As most of our local residents know the Tarvin Bypass has been a blessing in removing a heavy traffic load passing through the village. However at morning and evening "rush hours" the roundabout where the A51 and A54 meet at the western edge of Tarvin can create very long tail backs.
Locals who travel through the area know that if you are coming up from Tarporley and wish to head towards Manchester ( or vice versa) then you avoid this roundabout.
well of course one option is to take the route down Cross Lanes to Oscroft and join the main road at the Shay Lane exit. (Getting out from Tarvin at the Lower High Street exit can be very difficult at times)
Unfortunately the speed of drivers along the Cross Lanes route is often too fast for the narrow road which has no pedestrian walkways and also there is a narrow bridge on a bend as Oscroft is approached.
As the Oscroft resident said " there is an accident waiting to happen here!"
What can be done?
Residents could press the Council ( and hence Cheshire Highways) to :-
- Reduce the speed limit
- Introduce traffic calming measures
- Have speed warning signs that illuminate on excessive speed
- Set up a Community Speed Watch.( Click here for Cheshire Speed Watch information). We think this is still applicable
So Oscroft residents — go make the case!
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