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Traffic lights chaos in Knutsford 'set to end'
HIGHWAYS officers are hopeful of solving the problem of traffic queuing on Mobberley Road caused by the new traffic lights on one of the town’s busiest routes.
In September, council workers installed a push button crossing at the Brook Street/Hollow Lane lights after calls from parents worried about the safety of their children crossing the road to get to school and the train station.
The junction was altered as part of the work to allow Aldi to build its new store in the town.
But since the timings of the lights were changed to accommodate the push-button crossing, queues have formed along Mobberley Road, with drivers frustrated that only a few cars are allowed through when the Hollow Lane lights turn to green.
Neil McAleece, who lives close to the Builders Arms, has seen traffic build up daily since the lights were changed.
He told the Guardian: “It backs up well past the church and that’s during the day – during rush hour it goes all the way back to the Parkgate entrance, which is making it hard for workers to get out.
“Getting out of the junction near the Builders was always bad but now it’s so much worse. People are blocking the exit and making it back up.
“We now have horns beeping all because they can’t get out. It seems priority has been given to the other side – Brook Street and Adams Hill – so traffic doesn’t back up there.
“I’ve contacted the council and requested for them to come out and put yellow boxes or ‘Keep Clear’ markings on the road near the Builders and at the junction of Thorneyholme Drive.”
A spokesperson for Cheshire East Council told the Guardian that highways workers had been on site on Friday and Monday monitoring the situation.
“We have actively been monitoring the situation and looking to get it resolved at the earliest opportunity,” he said.
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