MOTORISTS are being asked to co-operate with a series of roadside interview surveys taking place this month in Ellesmere Port.

Cheshire West and Chester Council has employed Sky High Traffic Surveys to carry out the studies on a number of routes around the town and surrounding area.

A sample of vehicles will be stopped and the drivers asked questions about their journey. Buses and coaches will be exempt from the interview.

The exact time and locations are not being given because survey staff do not want drivers to alter their normal travel patterns.

The surveys may cause delays in traffic movements and drivers are asked to show patience during the exercise.

Police officers will be on duty to control traffic at the sites and every effort will be made to keep traffic moving and minimise any delays.

Councillor Neil Ritchie said: “The information obtained from these surveys will be used to help plan Ellesmere Port’s future transport requirements and shape improvements on the local highway network.

“We would like to thank drivers in advance for their co-operation.”