The speed limit on one of the main routes into Wilmslow has been reduced in an effort to improve road safety.
The speed limit on a stretch of Altrincham Road has been cut from 40mph to 30mph from a point approximately 40 metres north west of its junction with Nansmoss Lane to a point approximately 32 metres north west of its junction with Mobberley Road.
This speed reduction came into force on Monday 1st December.
The speed limit on Altrincham Road was reduced temporarily from 40mph to 30mph in October 2012, for safety reasons whilst access for the Waters Corporation's headquarters was constructed and the road realigned in the area. However, following requests from local residents, Wilmslow Town Council wrote to Cheshire East Council early last year requesting that the temporary 30 zone be made permanent on the A538.
A spokesperson for Cheshire East Council said: "As part of S106 agreement relating to the Waters Development situated along A538 Altrincham Road, monies have been secured to fund the implementation of highways safety and accessibility measures within the vicinity of the new site.
"As a result of this agreement, a toucan crossing, new footway improvements and a speed limit reduction have been identified for implementation as part of the delivery of the agreement."