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Major highways scheme in Lichfield moves to next phase

Posted on Thursday 10th August 2023
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A major £800,000 highways scheme to resurface a busy junction, install new traffic lights and upgrade pedestrian crossings in Lichfield moves to the next phase.

Staffordshire County Council’s highways teams will be carrying out resurfacing work on Eastern Avenue from the junction of the A51 Stafford Road.  To make sure the work can be carried out safely, the road will be closed overnight from Monday 14 August to Friday 1 September. 

Crews will start at the western end of Eastern Avenue at the junction with the A51 and make their way towards Grange Lane.  A signed diversion will be in place throughout the works.

This major scheme for the city is in addition to a wider £30 million investment in road repairs the county council has made over the next two years.

David Williams, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Staffordshire County Council said:

“This is an important scheme for Lichfield and is one of many we are carrying out to improve journeys across Staffordshire.

“Work is progressing well as we move into this last phase and we’re on schedule to get things finished ready for the start of the new school year at the beginning of September.  Once complete, drivers can look forward to smoother journeys and pedestrians and cyclists will benefit from an improved experience, especially around the local school.

“Once again, I would like to thank people for their co-operation while the work is being carried out.”

Funding for the scheme was secured from the HS2 road safety fund and a recently successful Department for Transport grant.

Further details are available on the Eastern Avenue/Grange Lane improvements webpage.

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