Posted on Friday 31st March 2023
A roundabout in Burton will undergo a full resurfacing next week, as part of a £6 million investment into highways in the area.
Staffordshire County Council will be completely resurfacing the mini roundabout in Tutbury, along with the 25 metres of High Street, Duke Street and Ludgate Street that approach it.
The fourth approach from Burton Street will have around 80 metres resurfaced.
Preparation work is already under way at this site to allow the roads to be surveyed, gulley’s cleaned and drainage systems checked. After this, damaged kerbs will be repaired, and ironwork such as manhole covers will be replaced if needed, the road will be completely resurfaced, and all lining replaced.
Crews will be working under traffic signals until April 6th. After this, the road will be closed during the daytime from April 11 to April 25 to allow for a full resurfacing to be carried out with the road open outside of working hours.
Crews will be doing their best to minimise disruption, with closures avoiding the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, and the bulk of the works will be carried out in the school holidays.
The resurfacing works are all part of a £6 million investment Staffordshire County Council is making into improving highways in Burton. Works include major resurfacing projects and carriageway preventative schemes such as surface dressing.
Staffordshire County Council’s Deputy Leader Philip White said:
“The resurfacing of the roundabout in Tutbury will help deliver smoother journeys for motorists and is part of a major programme of investment in the Burton area over the next two years.
“Inevitably, roadworks cause disruption and we thank people for their understanding while the work is completed - crews will be working as hard as they can to minimise the inconvenience, including scheduling the main resurfacing works to begin after the Easter Bank Holiday and during the school holidays when traffic is lighter.”