A long-awaited average speed camera scheme to improve road safety on the A41 will soon be up and running, thanks to funding from Cheshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner and support from Cheshire West & Chester Council.
Police & Crime Commissioner John Dwyer visited one of the sites where cameras are soon to be installed with Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways & Strategic Transport, Cllr Karen Shore.
Speeding on the A41 has regularly been raised as an issue with the Commissioner, the Council and the police, and new cameras along one of the more dangerous stretches through Christleton and Waverton will improve the feeling of safety for residents.
Police and Crime Commissioner, John Dwyer, said:
“Making Cheshire’s roads safer is a priority in my Police and Crime Plan and this project delivers on that aim. I know residents have been waiting a while for these cameras and my office has worked closely with the Council to turn this into reality.
“Average speed cameras work. That’s why I’m committed to working with Councils across Cheshire, including Town and Parish Councils, on a framework to make it as easy as possible for areas to benefit from similar schemes, where there is a local need.
“I’m grateful to the Council for working with my office on this vital scheme to improve road safety and deliver on residents’ concerns.”
Councillor Karen Shore, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways & Strategic Transport at Cheshire West and Chester Council said:
“I am delighted that the new average speed cameras can now be installed. The A41 has clear speed limits that are not being observed by some drivers and the consequences have led to tragic accidents.
“We will do everything possible to make the borough’s roads safer for everyone, this includes residents enduring speeding traffic past their front door, pedestrians and cyclists.”
Pictured - Police & Crime Commissioner John Dwyer with Cllr Karen Shore, at one of the sites where average speed cameras are set to be installed.