Wilmslow Town Council and local residents are calling for the speed limit on the Altrincham Road to be kept at 30mph.
The speed limit on a stretch of the A538 was reduced temporarily from 40mph to 30mph in October 2012. The restriction was put in place for safety reasons whilst a new site access was constructed for the Waters Corporation's headquarters and the road realigned in the area.
However, local residents, with the support of town councillors, are now calling on Cheshire East Council (CEC) to make the speed limit of 30mph permanent.
Speaking at this week's Town Council meeting, Tony Molloy who lives on Altrincham Road said "Altrincham Road was never designed to accommodate 40 tonne plus HGVs, if they kept to the speed limit it wouldn't be so much of a problem but they pass our properties at speed and then break hard at the 30mph limit entering Wilmslow - causing more and more vibration to the premises. My two and three year old daughters are woken regularly by these vehicles who are ignoring the speed limit.
"All vehicles ignore the 30mph speed limit and I have found there are extremes. I walk my dog on the fields near my house every night and without fail I see at least one car overtaking another vehicle. In a 30mph limit they are overtaking vehicles doing 40 therefore I would estimate they are doing 60mph in a 30 mile limit."
Tony added "The Council has stated that the process will be that the 40mph speed limit will be reinstated on completion of the work at Waters.
"I would like the current temporary 30mph speed limit to retained so there would be a 30mph restriction for the safety of Wilmslow to the far side of the new roundabout at Waters.
"My wife crosses this road with our two young children regularly. Somebody is going to die again on this road and I do not want it to be my family."
Neil Byrnham added "I was pleased to see that the permanent 30 was extended from the school to Mobberley Road, which is a great step forward for road safety along there, but I feel it should be extended through to past Waters. I think it is only a matter of time before we have another fatality there."
Neil added "The speed limit is only part of it, the road construction is also part of the problem. The only way to get rid of the problem there is improve the actual road layout."
Cllr Gary Barton proposed that Wilmslow Town Council contacts CEC and gives their support for the 30mph to be maintained, from the junction with Mobberley Road out to the new Waters roundabout, and in the short term looks at how they can use technology and work with the police to monitor the speed on the A538.
He told wilmslow.co.uk "It is one of the major roads coming into Wilmslow. It is a long straight stretch of road and speeds are comfortably in excess of the speed limit. We regularly see accidents here, there have been nine reported incidents with injuries and one fatality, and there is regular damage to the street furniture.
"My primary concern is for the comfort and safety of residents. There are a number of families with young children living in this area and there are no pavements.
"This is a golden opportunity to work with Waters Corporation. We have S106 money for a crossing, cycle route and improvements so it is the right time to review as many aspects of that stretch of road as possible. It affects a large number of residents and the risk of a potential tragedy is too high."