Fenton Manor Sports Complex users outraged by roadworks

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Roadworks on one of Stoke-on-Trent’s busiest roads is causing traffic havoc for regular users of a leisure centre and nearby High School.

For the next nine weeks a new footpath and cycleway is to be put in place on Manor Road, Fenton, for pupil’s using St Peter’s Academy.

The new path and cycleway will be running past Fenton Manor Sports Complex and to the High School.

There is a one-way system in place where drivers can enter and exit from City Road, but they can only enter from Victoria Road.

Vehicles will be diverted along City Road from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, as traffic will not be able to turn from Manor Road onto Victoria Road.

The footpath is expected to be finished on March 16, whereas the cycleway will be finished on April 20.

An island crossing will also be in place between April 23 and 27.

Councillor Daniel Jellyman, Cabinet Member for Transport at Stoke-on-Trent City Council, says that these routes will improve accessibility to the school and encourage students to walk and cycle.

However, drivers were keen to show their frustration towards the roadworks.

Hannah Diston, aged 27, of Stoke, said: “The roadworks are causing a massive build up.

“I was stuck in traffic for about 15 minutes yesterday where it usually doesn’t take me that long.”

St. Peter’s Academy are urging drivers to park on Fenton Manor Car Park.

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