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Main Staffordshire route set for temporary full closures this month due to abnormal load movements

Posted on Wednesday 30th November 2022
David Williams newsroom

David Williams

A main route north of Stafford will close in both directions on three mornings this month due to abnormal load movements.

The closure on both carriageways of the A34 will take place for a one-and-a-half-hour period this Saturday December 3 between 8am and 11am from the Redhill roundabout to Yarlet Lane. People planning on travelling at this time should allow additional time to take in the diversion route.

For safety reasons no vehicles will be allowed on the route during the closure period while the load passes through. It will be escorted by police and the closure lifted as soon as possible.

Further temporary closures on the same stretch of road will need to take place on Tuesday December 13 and Monday December 19, both between 9.30am and 1pm.

Electronic variable message signs will be in place to warn motorists of the closures and advise using other routes. These will be updated on the morning of each closure with more precise closure times as the load progresses.

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

With these abnormal load movements along the A34 there is limited flexibility.

While the closures will only be in place for around one-and-a-half hours, we do need the three-hour slot to accommodate the transportation along this section of road. Signs will be updated with more precise times on the morning of each closure.

We’d like to thank people for their patience and understanding during this period.”

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