Posted on Friday 16th September 2022
Major highways improvement works will start in Burton next week.
Works to Station Road in Rolleston on Dove will start on September 20th and take around 22 weeks to complete.
Temporary traffic lights will be used for much of the work, but full road closures will be needed for the carriageway resurfacing element towards the end of the scheme.
Initial works will see the replacement of damaged kerbs and pavements, upgraded bus stops, the cleaning and replacing of damaged drainage systems and replacement of ironwork such as drains and manhole covers.
A full resurfacing of the road will take place in December and January, part of a £600,000 investment in the area.
The works are all part of Staffordshire County Council’s £5.2 million investment in major gateways to the county. The projects are due to take place throughout the next year, and will see eight gateways to major towns in the county undergo extensive improvement work.
Staffordshire County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport said:
“Roads affect everyone, and we know that having good roads is important for our residents and businesses. With this extra investment, which is part of our £15.5 million investment into maintaining and improving Staffordshire’s roads, we will see eight roads in the county undergo extensive improvement works.
“The nature of these works means they will require careful planning, and although we will try to minimise disruption as much as possible, there may need to be full road closures so we can get the works done. We are working closely with residents and businesses on this, to ensure these are kept to a minimum.
“These major gateway projects will continue across the county for the next year alongside our ongoing road maintenance programme.”