Many Kidsgrove residents and commuters who use the A50 in Kidsgrove will no doubt be fully aware of the potential backlog of traffic which can build up between the two sets of traffic lights (Kidsgrove Police Station Lights and Kidsgrove Britannia Lights) at peak traffic periods.
Staffordshire County Councillors Geoff Locke and Mary Maxfield are both aware of this issue and have been in meetings and discussions with representatives from Staffordshire County Council highways department. It appears that our Kidsgrove councillors have differing opinions on what action should be taken, if any, with Councillor Geoff Locke wanting a “No right turn into Heathcote Street” when approaching Kidsgrove from down past Kidsgrove Town Hall.
Councillor Mary Maxfield does not agree with this idea as she is concerned about the effect that this will have on other parts of Kidsgrove. Mary Maxfield made a suggestion that Kidsgrove residents should have the chance to share any thoughts they have on the current situation, something which Kidsgrove residents can do by clicking here (you will need to create a free forum account, if you don’t already have one).
Staffordshire County Council are have met and are not keen on the “no right turn” option, however this plan is still supported by Councillor Geoff Locke. Mary Maxfield and Staffordshire County Council would like your views on this matter, which is why we have created an area on the forum to share your comments and a special online poll.