Cheshire East Council’s Cabinet is expected to approve a £5m junction improvement this week in the next phase of work around Crewe Green.
The work would relieve a pinch-point to the east of the town, enhance connectivity, reduce journey times and keep businesses and residents on the move.
The proposal is to remove traffic signals and create an enlarged oval-shaped roundabout, which will allow all traffic movements to be catered for via a single road junction with each individual merging and exit point significantly widened.
Lengthening the existing roundabout will enable Sydney Road, where the bridge is being replaced, and Hungerford Road to connect directly, again via a widened highway.
Safe routes would be provided for all non-motorised traffic to enable pedestrians, cyclists and mobility scooters to negotiate the roundabout using footways, cycleways and signal-controlled crossings.
Road signage would also be improved to give clearer lane directions to road users, reducing driver confusion and enhancing road safety and traffic flow.
Costing £5m, it would remove another frustrating pinch point on the edge of the town and would add to the suite of major highways improvement schemes, including Junctions 16 and J17 of the M6, the Basford West Spine Road, called Jack Mills Way, and Crewe Green Link Road, called David Whitby Way.
The council also has funds in place to progress the Congleton Link Road, Poynton Relief Road and Middlewich Eastern Bypass.
The funding pot would be made up of Local Growth Fund and section 106 monies from local private development schemes.