Posted on Monday 13th February 2023
County Cllr David Williams
Motorists are being reminded about highways improvements on the A34 Stone Road in Stafford, set to start on Monday 20 February.
Staffordshire County Council’s highways teams will be carrying out drainage, kerbing and footway resurfacing works from Holmcroft Road to Balfour Grove, ahead of road resurfacing works later in the summer.
The £1.4m investment is expected to be completed around late August/early September 2023 and has been carefully programmed around other works in the area to help minimise disruption. It’s all part of a £5.2 million investment by the county council to improve eight major gateways into the county’s towns.
To allow the works to be carried out safely, temporary lanes will be installed on Wednesday 22 February overnight, with a full road closure from 7pm to 6am. The temporary lanes will allow the kerbing and footway works to be carried out whilst maintaining two-way traffic. The northbound side will be completed first, starting near Holmcroft Road and progressing towards Balfour Grove. Following this, the temporary lanes will then be switched for crews to complete the southbound side. Temporary traffic lights will also be used at the Holmcroft Road junction as required.
Access to homes and businesses will be maintained throughout the works as far as possible. Some sections of on-street parking along the road will be suspended throughout the works and a 20mph speed limit will be in place.
David Williams, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Staffordshire County Council said: “Good roads are important to residents, motorists and of course the economy and it is important to invest in keeping them safe and well maintained.
“This is an important scheme for the county town which will extend the life of the roads and footways and keep them in good condition for years to come. It’s part of a wider multi-million-pound investment in some of our major gateways into towns and villages.
“To make sure the work can be carried out safely, traffic management and revised lanes will be in place along with some road closures. Some on-street parking will also be suspended during the works and a 20mph speed limit will be in force.
“Crews will be doing their utmost to minimise any disruption and I would like to thank people in advance for their patience and co-operation .”
The road resurfacing work will be carried out with road closures during July and August.
Details of the scheme are available on the one.network website.