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Motorists advised of overnight closures on main Stafford road

Posted on Wednesday 12th January 2022
David Williams

David Williams

Motorists are being advised of overnight road closures on the A34 north of Stafford taking place over the last two weeks of January.

The closures at Redhill are needed so that final work can be carried out safely on the construction of a new junction providing access to a housing development to the east of the road. This includes resurfacing, road marking and signals work. The scheme is being funded by the developer.

All closures will take place on the section between the A513 Beaconside (Redhill roundabout) and Whitgreave Lane between 8pm and 6am and signed diversions in place.

From Monday January 17 to Wednesday January 19, northbound closures will be in place with southbound access only. Vehicles needing to access Redhill Business Park will need to do so from the southbound lanes.

Overnight on Thursday January 20 and Friday January 21 there will be a full closure in both directions. Vehicles needing to access Redhill Business Park will be escorted northbound from Redhill roundabout with all other access via southbound lanes.

From Monday January 24 to Friday January 28 there will be southbound closures only. Vehicles accessing or leaving Redhill Business Park will need to do so on the northbound lanes only.

Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport David Williams said:

This junction will provide access to a large housing development off the busy A34. For work to be carried out safely we do unfortunately need to put these overnight closures in place.
These are scheduled when the road is at its quietest though we understand a considerable number of vehicles use the road at these times and so advise people to allow additional travel time to follow the diversions.
This is the final phase of the works and we look forward to their completion. We’d like to thank people for their patience and understanding until then.”

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