PLANS to make one street one way have been criticised by people living nearby – many of whom believe Tameside Council are literally going about it the wrong way.
The authority wants to make traffic on Roughtown Road, Mossley, go down from its junction with the main Manchester Road to close to its junction with High Street.
But even though the council has outlined one of its reasons as delivery vehicles going down from Carrhill Road then meeting a no entry sign having nowhere to turn to take place safely, it has still been met with opposition.
Many people believe it should be made one way going uphill, with nearby Mill Lane made one way going down.
In its reasons, Tameside Council says there are clear reasons why it has made the application.
It says: “Roughtown Road is a very steep, narrow single lane road leading from Carrhill Road to Manchester Road, Mossley.
“There are approximately 57 properties on this stretch of Roughtown Road.“Tameside MBC has been contacted many times regarding the issues which occur in this area when two vehicles meet or worse, when large vehicles have to reverse around the tight bends with limited or zero visibility.
“This scheme is designed to enable free flowing traffic in one direction to avoid vehicles conflicting when traveling along Roughtown Road.”
Anyone with any objections must state their case to Tameside Council by May 1, either by writing to Emma Varnam, assistant director, operations and neighbourhoods, Tameside One, Market Place, Ashton, OL6 6BH, or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roughtown Road is not the only area where Tameside Council wants to change traffic rules.
It wants to impose a 20mph speed limit at the area at Hyde’s Old Dairy, close to Dukinfield Road.
The authority says it wants to, ‘introduce measures to meet the needs of the community and encourage slower vehicle speeds thereby enhancing road safety’.