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A51 Road Improvements

22nd August 2019 @ 6:06am – by Tarvin Parish Council
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At the last Parish Council Meeting , in the Open Forum section a resident raised a number of questions about the proposed improvement to the A51 between Tarvin roundabout and the A55.
These included:

  • The scheme does not deliver any changes to the Littleton/A55 part of the road, apart from preventing traffic from turning right into Hare Lane. His concern is that at peak times traffic could be queuing from Littleton back to Tarvin.
  • Current air quality at the Tarvin roundabout, and whether any improvement is predicted as a result of the scheme.
  • What the PC is doing to persuade more residents to consider walking/catching a bus or cycling to Chester.
  • What pressure the PC is putting on Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC) to improve bus services between Tarvin and Chester and/or cut fares.
  • Implementation of the scheme will cause 6 months of disruption to traffic.
  • If one lane on the A51 Tarvin by-pass is allowed to merge with traffic on the A54, rather than giving way to such traffic at Tarvin roundabout, this will lead to longer delays for traffic coming out of the High Street onto the A54, particularly at peak times.
  • As CWaC has declared a climate emergency, road schemes should be "called in" to examine if they are justified from a climate impact perspective rather than an economic one – does the PC agree and will it make this case to CWaC?
a51 road sign

It was agreed that these points should be addressed at the next meeting of the PC on 23 September. In the meantime, councillors should attend one of the two drop-in events arranged by CWaC to discuss the scheme.
These are:
3 September 2019 10.45 am – 4.45 pm at Chester Rugby Club
4 September 2019 11.00 am – 7.00 pm in the Conservatory, Stamford Bridge Inn

The PC hopes Tarvin residents will also go to one of these events

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