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Main Staffordshire route set for overnight closure as major development works continue

Posted on Monday 1st August 2022
David Williams newsroom

David Williams

A main route north of Stafford will close overnight for one night next week while work on a major industrial development continues.

Work to build the new Pets at Home development off the A34 Stone Road at Redhill includes a new roundabout to provide access.

The closure will take place next Wednesday August 10 between 8pm and 6am the following morning. It will affect the A34 section in both directions between Yarlet Lane and Redhill roundabout. A signed diversion route will be in place via A51, A518, A513 and vice versa. Work will include electrical modifications and road resurfacing.

Access to Redhill Business Park will be maintained from the Redhill roundabout northbound only, with vehicles exiting it needing to go southbound. Access to all other properties will be along the southbound carriageway from the A51 junction.

Commercial property developer Stoford is building the 670,000sq ft storage and distribution centre for Pets at Home. The development is expected to employ more than 750 people when it opens later this year. Stoford is funding the construction of a new roundabout.

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

This is a significant business development which will bring hundreds of jobs to Staffordshire. It is in a prime location with excellent connectivity on the A34 and close to the M6 J14.

This is a major road project but vital in providing adequate access to the development and maintaining good traffic flow to traffic on the A34.

Next week’s closure has been scheduled overnight and at a quieter period on the network, and a range of works coordinated during the closure to minimise disruption.

We’d like to remind people travelling on this route during the closure to allow additional time and would like to thank people for their patience.”

All highways works are due to be completed in summer 2023.

People will be able to find out the latest information at: www.staffordshire.gov.uk/a34stoneroad

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