RESIDENTS and motorists are being invited to have their say on a trial one-way system being introduced in a Knutsford road at the end of this month.

Cranford Avenue is a residential street between Stanley Road and Bexton Road, and is to become one-way from Friday, August 31.

The experimental one-way traffic regulation order is being introduced in the street by Cheshire East Council, which has notified residents of the imminent change.

People will be able to have their say on whether they back or oppose the one-way plan before the council decides whether to scrap the idea or make the road one-way permanently.

Signs telling people of the one-way system are due to go up from Tuesday, August 28.

The council undertook an informal consultation exercise into the one-way proposal last summer.

“Any representations of support or objection to the proposals can be sent to the highways service within the first six months of the scheme coming into effect,” said the council.

“All representations will be considered during a maximum period of 18 months from the date of implementation before the local highways authority can either remove the scheme or introduce it permanently.

“During this time further evidence gathering of traffic flows and vehicle speeds will take place within a reasonable time frame following the introduction of the experimental one-way scheme.

“In addition, using available resources, carriageway patching will take place under a ‘Road Closure’ during the same period.

“Dates for the associated road closure will be confirmed nearer the time through temporary traffic signs.

“Due to the nature of the road where work is taking place, parking of motor vehicles on the carriageway will be strictly prohibited due to access requirements for large plant and machinery."