Northwich Gyratory System – We Want your Feedback – Now closed

Cheshire West and Chester Council want your feedback on the trial gyratory one way system, in Northwich town centre which began last January.

It is appreciated that this trial brought in changes to Northwich’s historic traffic flows and is designed to increase capacity of the road network to support regeneration projects that are being implemented over the next few years, with nearly £100m of investment over the next 4 years.

This system has been designed to cope better with the potential increase in traffic volumes which will be generated by these new developments such as Barons Quay, new sports and leisure facilities at the Memorial Court entertainment and leisure venue and The Marina (Hayhurst Quay).

It has been forecast that the gyratory will reduce overall queue lengths as well as the overall delay by approximately 15%. Fine tuning has gone on during the first six months.

Councillor Lynn Riley, Executive Member for Community and Environment said: “A full evaluation of the one way system will take place around January 2013 and we want to know how drivers feel it is working.

“The towns gyratory is at present being reviewed on an ongoing basis and improvements have been made already, based on feedback from residents and businesses.

“Now your views about the system are really important to us and will be fully considered as part of the evaluation process prior to a decision being taken on its retention.

“It is essential that we receive your views both positive and negative over the next six weeks before we make a decision on this scheme.”

The questionnaire (now closed) can be completed on line at www.weavervalley.org.uk/

It was also available at; Northwich Information Centre, Kingsmead Tesco Store, Cuddington Community Centre, the Hall at Delamere Park and at post offices at Rudheath, Hartford, Castle, Weaverham and Barnton.