by Iain Roberts on 28 October, 2015
Councillor Keith Holloway has criticised Cheadle’s Conservative MP for allowing Highways England to delay an important study into improving the Kingsway junction.
Earlier this year, our former MP Mark Hunter fought hard to get action on the Kingsway junction. He held public meetings and secured a commitment from Highways England to conduct a study over the summer.
Local councillors have only recently discovered that, following the General Election, Highways England called a halt to our study.
“Mark Hunter would have fought tooth-and-nail to keep this study, but our new Conservative MP Mary Robinson doesn’t seem to have bothered at all.” Keith said. “The Lib Dems are now working to get it back.”
“The study, looking at traffic across the wider area, is the best chance we have to improve the junction.”
There has been one success at the junction though – a new CCTV camera requested by the Lib Dem team back in Spring has now been installed. This allows TfGM (who manage and control the junction) to monitor queues remotely and adjust the traffic light timings to get as many vehicles through as possible.