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Work to begin on junction improvements at A49/A51 Red Fox, Tarporley

A scheme to improve traffic flow and safety on the A49-A51 junction near Tarporley (known locally as the Red Fox) will begin on Monday, 11 March.

The improvements will upgrade the junction and include new traffic signal islands within the carriageway, altering the phasing of the signals, separate right turn facilities into A49 Beeston and Eaton Road, new road markings and street lighting improvements together with the resurfacing of the full junction afterwards.

The work is expected to take five weeks and aims to improve traffic flow at the junction and improve safety.  A number of incidents involving right turns at the junction meant it was listed for review by the Council’s Road Safety team.  The scheme of improvements was then devised including safety improvements and planned maintenance work, to be carried out by the Council’s contractors, Ringway.

Road closures will only be in place overnight to minimise disruption, between the hours of 7pm and 6am and the junction will re-open during the day.

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor Karen Shore said: “This busy junction was earmarked for a safety review after several incidents.  Our Highways service designed comprehensive improvements to improve traffic flow and safety at this location.

“We will try to minimise traffic disruption working overnight, and we ask people to bear with us whilst we make these essential improvements.”

Updates about the scheme will be available on the Council's website. 

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