by Iain Roberts on 2 July, 2018
When the Council put out the plans for changes at Roscoe’s roundabout, we said that residents would want to see the evidence to convince us that putting traffic lights on all the junctions would be an improvement. We’ve now been sent this modelling information, which will also be available at the drop-in sessions.
The drop-in sessions where you can speak to Council officers and have your say are:
Nick from the Council says says:
I attach further information as requested on the operational performance of the roundabout in the AM and PM peaks. This shows that there will be a great reduction in queues on Stockport Road (westbound) and that there will be no congestion on the other arms of the junction. The signals will necessarily cause queues when they are on red but as you can see from the diagrams that the queues will be short and will clear each cycle. Please note that the traffic flows are from the A6MARR traffic model hence they take account of changes to traffic flow due to that scheme (2017 being the modelled opening year) and take account of traffic growth to 2032 as forecast at the time A6MARR was modelled.
The modelling suggests that having traffic lights around the roundabout will make queues slightly longer from Cheadle, but a great deal shorter from Cheadle Heath, and that improvement will continue even with the growth in traffic forecast over the next 14 years.20 Comments