Flag Lane link

This project is supported by the Future High Streets Fund

Flag Lane Link Road Map

We have a plan to improve access to Crewe town centre. We are planning to create a number of new routes into the town centre for pedestrians and cyclists as well as vehicles. The changes will make it easier for people to get in and out of town, reducing congestion and journey times.

The long-planned Flag Lane is part of this improvement plan and link will connect Flag Lane to Dunwoody Way via Harrison Drive.

What work will be done

A link and new junction at the end of Harrison Drive will be built to help ease congestion and improve travel options into the town centre. The new link road and junction will not have traffic lights and no new street lighting will be added. This will reduce light pollution and disturbance. Upgrades to local footpaths, added cycle lanes and improved junction visibility will be included. 

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Impact and Improvements

Traffic and road safety

This will not be a major route into Crewe town centre and safety is the number one priority for us. Our town centre-wide plan will help reduce driver frustration by reducing congestion and journey times. Driver frustration often contributes to accidents.

We will be monitor vehicle speeds once the new junction and link road have been built, to make sure that the road remains safe at all times.

Parking

A small number of informal parking spaces on Harrison Way will be removed. Our parking surveys have shown that there are alternative options in the area. We will keep parking under review and any issues that arise.

Walking and Cycling

To improve walking, cycling and other active travel options to and from the town centre we will be removing the cycle barriers which obstruct the cycle lane between Bateman Close and Flag Lane.

Feedback

We commissioned a public engagement exercise on the scheme in the autumn of 2021, to gain feedback from stakeholders on the new link improvements at Flag Lane. We wanted to hear stakeholder’s thoughts and ideas to inform the design of both phases of the scheme and to maximise the benefits to the area. We also wanted to hear their concerns and how they thought they could be addressed.

The report below provides a summary of the verbal feedback received over two days during an engagement exercise held in Crewe town centre. It also provides a full analysis of responses from the online questionnaire that was live on our website for more than six weeks. 

The findings will be used, along with other design and assessment work, to inform any potential improvements in the future.

For more information on Crewe Future High Streets Fund.

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Page last reviewed: 18 January 2023