Posted on Tuesday 25th May 2021
A four-day essential road repair scheme on a busy East Staffordshire roundabout junction begins this Tuesday June 1.
Work on the junction of the B5030 and B5031 at Rocester close to the JCB headquarters will be carried out during the school half-term week. It has been scheduled to take place while the JCB headquarters is closed so disruption can be kept to a minimum. Work will be carried out between 9.30am and 3.30pm only to avoid the busiest times of the day.
A signed diversion will be in place throughout the works period and the repairs will be completed as soon as is practicably possible. While the route provides access to Alton Towers from the A50, the project team wanted to complete repairs before the park is operating at full capacity again as coronavirus restrictions are eased further.
The repairs need to be made as soon as possible so that the defects do not deteriorate further and cause safety issues to motorists.
Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport David Williams said:
This island is very busy as it provides access to the JCB headquarters and is on one of the main routes to Alton Towers. That is why it was critical to carry out the work while JCB is closed and important that the repairs are completed before the summer.
The roundabout needs repairing as soon as possible due to the volume of traffic which passes through it. This is very much a road safety issue and so doing nothing is not an option.
We will be limiting the works period from 9.30am to 3.30pm. A signed diversion will be in place throughout the week; however the team will be doing all it can to complete as quickly as possible so they can lift the traffic management.
We’d like to apologise in advance for any disruption and thank people for their patience while work is carried out.”