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Major road scheme moves to next phase

Posted on Friday 22nd November 2019
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Stafford Western Access Route - Madford Retail Park

A major road project which will ease congestion in Stafford and help to deliver the construction of new homes has moved to its next phase.

Work on the Stafford Western Access Route began in the summer and when completed will link the A34 Foregate Street at Madford Retail Park to the A518 Newport Road Castlefields junction. It will help improve traffic flow in Gaol Square, Newport Road (east of Kingsway), Station Road, Chell Road, A34 Foregate Street (south of the scheme) and Doxey Road.

Today, Friday November 22, a new temporary roundabout opens on Doxey Road which will provide access to the Sainsbury’s and borough council car park until the realigned permanent roundabout opens. Pedestrians will also be able to access the car parks here. Piling work is continuing off Doxey Road where the new section of road will be built.

Demolition of the old Saint Gobain buildings on Doxey Road will begin imminently, paving the way for a new roundabout and future development.

Staffordshire County Council’s head of highways James Bailey said:

The Stafford Western Access Route scheme is progressing well and will see the temporary roundabout access opening this week. Demolition work is also starting on the old Saint Gobain buildings on Doxey Road.

We want to make people aware of the new car park access to the east of the current roundabout. This will be in operation until the new permanent roundabout has been completed.”

Anyone wanting further information about the Stafford Western Access Route can email staffordwestern.accessroute@staffordshire.gov.uk

The scheme will include improved conditions for bus services, pedestrians and cyclists. There will also be environmental benefits through the redevelopment of areas of derelict land and landscaping along the route.

The road is being funded by developers and with £15.5million secured by the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Enterprise Partnership through the Government’s Local Growth Fund.

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