Safety measures to be introduced at crossroads after a spate of crashes

HIGHWAYS chiefs have responded to urgent calls for safety measures to be introduced at an accident blackspot in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Staffordshire County Council has installed four-way temporary traffic lights at Freehay crossroads, near Cheadle, as an interim solution following yet another collision.

The lights will remain in place until a permanent safety measures are introduced.

There are plans to reduce the speed limit from 60mph to 30mph at the junction, which is on a route to Alton Towers favoured by some visitors to the theme park.

Other changes favoured include resurfacing, relocating an existing warning sign and cutting back hedges to improve visibility for motorists.

County councillor Helen Fisher, cabinet member for highways, said: “Our highways teams have carried out a number of improvements at Freehay in recent years. These latest improvements will further improve safety at the junction.”